Day Brightener – A Four-Year Old’s First Paycheck

FILE---Workers frame a new home at a construction site in Suprise, Ariz., Thursday, April 26, 2001. Construction of new homes and apartments fell 3.3 percent in December but the total housing activity for the year managed a solid 2.2 percent increase, a remarkable achievement for an industry that normally is one of the hardest hit during a recession.(AP Photo/Matt York) Original Filename: ECONOMY_NY846.jpg

Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond  formed between a little 4-year-old girl & some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot.  One day, a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot.

The young family’s 4-year-old daughter naturally  took an interest 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 kind of project mascot.

They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, & gave her 20 little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars.

The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her 10 dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the  girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed & asked the little girl how she  had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, “I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.”

“Oh my goodness gracious,” said the teller, “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’ drywall.

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