An act of kindness from an unexpected source

Editor:

A big thank you to our recycling gentleman who weekly inspires the young boys in my neighbourhood.

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As a senior with time on my hands, I have the opportunity to witness a weekly highlight in our cul-de-sac.

A seven-year-old eagerly and patiently waits for the truck at my corner on garbage day.

The driver is nurturing and kind in allowing the child to “participate” in his job.

I have seen the truck back far into a driveway in order to allow the smaller boys to see the workings of the rig.

There are cheers from watching parents as a child hands him a bag of recycling.

After a horn beeping goodbye which usually draws me to the window, I see continuing up the street, the child in deep conversation with the driver, running on ahead, participating in helping do his “job”.

What a highlight!

Elvira Loades

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