Kinda brings a tear to the eye……

A heart warming story about the bond formed between a
little girl and some construction workers. This will
make 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 came in and began
building a house on the empty lot.

The family’s 5-year-old daughter became interested 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
project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with
them while they took coffee and lunch breaks, and gave
her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel

At the end of the first week, the men presented her
with a pay envelope with $2.00 inside. The little
girl took this home to her mother, who said all the
appropriate words of admiration.

Mom suggested that they start a savings account. When
they talked to the teller, she was impressed and
asked the little girl how she had earned her very own
paycheck at such a young age.

The child proudly replied, “I worked last week with the
crew building the house next door to us.”

The teller said, “wow, and will you be working on the
house again this week, too?”

The little girl replied, “I will if those assholes at
Home Depot ever deliver the fuckin’ sheet rock.”

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