Crossing Guard Volunteers his time to shape lives #WATWB


Welcome to our 13th post for We Are The Blogfest.   This Blog is an about spreading the love.

There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.

Your co-hosts for this month are: Shilpa Garg, Dan Antion, SimonFalk, Michelle Wallace , MaryGiese.     

For this week I have decided to write about a story which came out on humankind stories on Facebook and this story is about Earl the Crossing Guard.

He has been a crossing guard for schools for over 19 years.    As the humankind Story states,  ” A lot of crossing guards direct traffic.  Earl directs lives.”

This gentleman is there every school day and he does it for free.

Furthermore,  Earl’s passion for traffic safety began as a child.   Unfortunately, tragedy struck him and he was run over by a car which left his right side paralyzed.

Earl does require a cane.    But what made this story so inspiring for me is ” He doesn’t let physical challenges stop him from smiling.”

He states,  ” I love getting out here in the morning with the kids.  Send them off to school and everything.”

Earl doesn’t just look after the children.    In addition, he teaches them sign language and plays games with them.  He also brings jump rope during the springtime to keep the kids active and busy.

This story is so inspiring because Early wants to give kids a positive start to their day.

A former student by the name of Theresa Barrett states,  ” It had an impact on you, seeing him, him giving you high fives.   Some kids don’t get that happy morning, and that makes their morning.”

Finally, Early states,  ” I love doing this because it keeps me young.

What a kind man.



17 thoughts on “Crossing Guard Volunteers his time to shape lives #WATWB

  1. This is such an uplifting, feel-good story Sylvia. Earl is a real gift, and it’s a delight to know he’s getting much out of this exchange as well. Win-win and you can’t beat that.

  2. That’s a great story to share for #WATWB ! A nice gesture, a few kind words, a little bit of learning unrelated to the school day can make a world of difference in a child’s day and, given enough of them, in a child’s life. Thank you fro sharing this and for participating in the blogfest.

  3. What a beautiful example of turning your misfortune into something positive – in this case his traffic accident into helping children (and others) cross safely. Fabulous story.

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