Crowds Of Children Gather To Thank Elderly Woman For Her Acts Of Kindness
In news which will melt your heart, hundreds of students have gathered outside an elderly woman's home earlier this week to spread the cheer she had been providing them for well over a decade.
Sitting in her chair by the window at the front of her house, Tinney Davidson, 88, has spent 12 years waving to children on their way to school, and now they have returned the favour in the sweetest way you could ever imagine.
The caring Canadian woman, who hails from Comox British Columbia, waved to all the school children in the morning as they passed by her family home she moved into with her late husband, Ken, in 2007.
But even after her husband passed away, Tinney continued her sweet tradition as the kids journeyed to class, and they all waved back to her over the last 12 days.
And the 88-year-old is now so well-loved by the local students that many of them have sent her Valentine's Day cards and gifts on February 2016.
However, Tinney is upping sticks and moving away from the area into an assisted living home, so the heart-melting gesture is sadly going to come to an end soon.
So, all of the students wanted to give her a send-off she deserved, and came up with a truly adorable one.
Over 400 pupils from the local school gathered outside of her home this week with signs saying 'I love you' along with scores of bunches of flowers to gift her.
The students blow kisses to her as she sits on her front porch to watch the special goodbye from the students.
The video shows Tinney overcome with happy emotion as she sits on her front porch in a rocking chair. "Oh lovely, thank you," she tells the crowds, beaming from ear to ear.
"I just liked the look of the children and they all looked in, and I thought, 'If they're looking in, I'll wave to them' and that's how it started," Tinney says, explaining how the sweet tradition came to be in the first place back in 2014 in the video.
"I was shocked, again, that there are so many kids that want to say goodbye to me," Tinney also tearfully told CBC News of the surprise send-off.
Unsurprisingly, social media users were also in tears over the sweet scenes:
This is SO sweet - amazing & lovely kids showing great respect to a fine & loving lady!!- Ugabug (@MaryPChipman) April 27, 2019
This is what makes a community- Patrick (@tallcolemansdad) April 27, 2019
Tears are literally streaming down my face.- Marit Stiles (@maritstiles) April 27, 2019
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