A neighbor was out for a stroll when she saw a sanitation worker performing a routine act of compassion for an old woman, and it warmed her heart.
Unlike the majority of workers, who empty the bins into the garbage truck and then place them on the side of the street, this one worker today dumped the trash, then walked all the way to the side of the home and placed the bin there.
The neighbor commented, “This morning, I watched this sanitation person deliver a garbage can to the side door of an old lady’s home.”
When she subsequently spoke with the elderly woman who lives at the property, she discovered that the sanitation worker is aware that she has mobility challenges and that picking up the garbage from the street is a tough effort for her. So, instead of abandoning it on the side of the road, he spends a little additional time each week carrying the bin all the way back to the side of her house, making her life a little simpler.
“It may seem small to you or me, but it means the world to her!” Small acts of compassion like these don’t alter the world, but they do transform hers. I’m not sure what your name is, mister, but you’re fantastic!”
Thousands of people have expressed their gratitude for this caring sanitation worker who goes above and beyond each week to assist the elderly lady.
“Now there’s a gentleman.” It may appear insignificant to some, but it is most likely monumental to her. This is a place where we can all learn something. Carrie L. wrote, “A random act of kindness like this won’t cost you anything but a little time.”
“Isn’t his sensitivity to her circumstances a blessing?” It’s amazing to see something like this happen!” Mary W. wrote:
“I’m also grateful when individuals assist me with minor tasks. I’m disabled, therefore tiny things to them are tremendous for me! I’m overjoyed!” Sandra A. wrote
“God bless this man for taking the time to look around and observe what others are going through. He will be blessed abundantly. Every day, we can all perform one act of kindness. Take a look around. “It may be as simple as a smile; selflessness is something we need more of,” Bev H. said.
“I have a neighbor who is in the same situation as me, and she has the same custom of having the newspaper delivered to her door rather than putting it in the paper box!” “Excellent attention for the elderly in particular!” Jacqueline T. wrote
“My neighbors put my newspaper in the carport for me so I don’t have to bend over and carry my cans up and down the steep driveway.” These are things I could do, but I wouldn’t feel secure doing them. Every time I see them, I thank them!” Jean S. offered her thoughts.
“I enjoy reading about the numerous beautiful things that individuals do for others like this,” Linda H. commented. “We seem to hear so many bad stories…..all let’s learn and practice more good.”