Sunday, August 21, 2005

Heart-warming story

here's a story my brother sent that might bring a tear to your
eye:

>>>> 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 workers.
>>>>
>>>> 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 breaks, 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 a--holes at Home Depot ever
>>>> deliver the f----ing sheet rock..."
>>>>
>>>> Kind of brings a tear to the eye....

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