10-year-old boy removes snow from hospital workers’ cars to help them go home
A 10-year-old boy in the United States found his own way to help frontliners working shifts in a snowstorm: by clearing their cars of snow.
“I was just thinking like, they help us a lot,” Christian Stone told WJAR on Thursday, Feb. 4. “They’ve been helping us through this whole pandemic, and I figured, ‘Why don’t we help them?’”
His mom’s friend Abbey Meeker agreed to help him in this endeavor. They took on Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island.
“Honestly, we’ve probably done at least 80 cars. We probably did 20 there, 30 here, another 20 before we called it quits,” she said in the report, noting that even if she “[hates] the snow,” she was inspired to do it because Stone was passionate about it.
“We want them to be able to go home see their family after a long day of work, you know?” Stone reasoned.
While there are professional plowers to clear the parking lot, hospital staff have to clean their cars themselves. Hospital workers expressed their gratitude to the pair, with some even offering payment.
“We just said, ‘We’re doing this for you guys because you’re here for us,’” Meeker added.
“Some of them say, ‘Thank you so much!’” the boy recalled. “And I’m just really happy to see them happy.” JB