Thursday, April 27, 2006

truly heartwarming story

Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed
between a little 5 year old girl and some construction workers
that makes you believe that we CAN make a difference when
we give a child the gift of our time...

A young family moved into a house, next door to a vacant lot.
One day a construction crew turned up to start building a
house on the empty lot. The young family's 5-year-old
daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going
on next door and spent much of each day observing the

Eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-
rough, more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot.
They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had
coffee and lunch break s, and gave her little jobs to do here
and there to make her feel important. At the end of the first
week they even presented her with a pay envelope
containing a couple of dollars. The little girl took this home
to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration
and suggested that they take the two dollar "pay" she had
received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed
and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own
pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with the
crew building the house next door to us."
"My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be
working on the house again this week, too?"
The little girl replied, "I will if those assholes at Home Depot
ever deliver the f---- ing sheet rock..."

Kind of brings a tear to the eye

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