There are people in this world who do whatever they can to go above and beyond their call of duty as a human. They bring up people’s spirits whenever they can by sharing a smile, a kind word, or a joke. And despite their hardships, they know that being nice and helping others is the best way to go. This elementary school had an employee who was known for doing more than was asked of him, and when he was down and out, they came together to help raise him up again.Mr. Peoples isn’t exactly your typical crossing guard who tries to get done with their work as soon as possible. Mr. Peoples truly enjoys his work, and everyone around him can tell. This is especially true of the parents and children of his school.
Mr. Peoples always has positive words of encouragement for his children and a cheerful “hello” for the parents waiting in the dreaded pick-up line. Needless to say, when Mr. Peoples was missing from work for a few days, everyone seemed to take notice.
Unfortunately, his vehicle had broken down so he wasn’t able to make it to work. And to make matters worse, he had spent his Christmas Eve all alone in the hospital. Once the parents heard what their beloved Mr. Peoples was going through, they knew that they needed to do something to help.
The parent, Sloane Johnson, created a Facebook post about trying to help Mr. Peoples by starting a fundraiser. During the first two hours, the parents had already raised $800 to donate to Mr. Peoples. But that wasn’t all they were going to come up with.
They decided to donate a car to Mr. Peoples so he would be able to make it to work every day. After a few more donations, the families of Sherwood Forest Elementary were able to raise $2,500 for Mr. Peoples. The only thing left to do was let Mr. Peopls in on the surprise!
But he was about to receive the surprise of a lifetime! When he pulled up to the school in a borrowed vehicle, Mr. Peoples noticed a small crowd gathered in the parking lot.
As they were calling Mr. Peoples their “superhero,” he made his way closer to where they were. This was when he received the surprising news.
Mr. Peoples couldn’t believe what was happening! Overcome with emotion, he began to cry at the generosity that the families were showing him. “It’s good to know that people care,” he explained.
In a world where people struggle way too often, these families showed how easy it is to help others when people come together. It feels good to show people like Mr. Peoples that their caring and genuine attitude is appreciated.