The kindness of strangers is not soon forgotten, even through snowstorms. Bud Caldwell has quite the daily routine. He calls it the best part of his day. Rain or shine, Bud visits the bench that he bought and dedicated to his wife Betty, who passed away two years ago. He tells her what is new in his life, and leaves a daisy and a penny behind.
A snowstorm blocked Bud’s path to the bench two weeks ago, so he got some help. Two park employees saw Bud sitting in his car in front of the snow covered walkway. “We gotta make sure he can get to his bench and talk to his wife,” said one of the employees. So they grabbed shovels and cleared a path. It’s a gesture Bud won’t soon forget.
Two young men did such a nice thing for one old man.
Since that day, Bud hasn’t lost the chance to tell Betty just how much he misses her.