A 10-year-old boy and family friend cleaned snow off cars at a hospital in Rhode Island to show their appreciation for health care workers.
Last Monday Abbey Meeker, and her friend’s son, Christian Stone, removed snow off more than 80 cars at Westerly Hospital.
“Christian wanted to do something good for nurses about a month ago when it stormed, and he said next time it snowed, he wanted to clean cars off for nurses because of COVID,” Meeker told WJAR. “I told him I would come with him.”
“I was thinking they’ve been helping us a lot through this whole pandemic, and I figured why don’t we help them, you know?” said Stone. “All day, every day the nurses here, they deal with the pandemic like COVID and they want to get home from work, so we thought we would make it a tiny bit easier for them by cleaning off their cars for them.”
Meeker said they made it into a game: when they’d hear someone unlock their car, the pair would run and make sure the car was ready.
“It’s been cold but extremely fun seeing how happy they get,” said Stone.
Meeker and Stone said on a few occasions, some of the staff offered to pay them for their services.
“We just said, ‘We’re doing this for you guys cause, you’re here for us’,” said Meeker.