“It’s him spreading joy,” neighbor Jessica Huebner said, “throughout our neighborhood for these kids.” Jessica was referring to one of her neighbors, a ninety-four-year-old man, who was finding new and better ways to fill the silence in his now empty home. Keith Davidson, of Morris, Minnesota, struggled to find inspiration and happiness in his home after his wife of 65 years passed away. He is now giving back and finding joy in the happiness of the local youth.
Keith and his wife were extremely close. She was his everything. When Evy turned ninety-years-old, she peacefully passed in their home of cancer. “You just can’t imagine what it’s like,” Davidson said. “You cry a lot. That’s just the way it is because she’s not here.” After her passing, Keith knew that he would need to find something to do and that is when he had an idea.
Keith decided to put a giant pool in his backyard and use it as a community pool for all of his neighbors to use. His neighbors already knew that Keith was a sweet old man Keith and was supportive of him and his efforts to bring the community a bit closer.
Keith’s only requirement for using his pool, bring a parent with you to be sure that you are being safe. The pool is 32 feet in length and is nine feet deep at its deepest point. Kids from all over the neighborhood come and swim in the new pool. Through this summer activity, the entire neighborhood is becoming closer.
We hope that Keith finds solace and peace in his new pool and realizes what a beautiful contribution to the community. If you believe that Keith deserves recognition for his act of kindness, then share this story with a friend.
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