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September 30, 2009


 Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond
 formed between a little
 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that
 makes you believe
 that we CAN make a difference when we give a child
 the gift of our

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

 The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally
 took an interest in all
 the activity going on next door and spent much of
 each day observing the

 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, and gave her
 little jobs to do here and there to make her feel
 At the end of the first week they even presented
 her with a pay envelope
 containing a couple of dollars.

 The little girl took this home to her mother who
 said all the
 appropriate words of admiration and suggested that
 they take the two
 dollar "pay" she had received to the bank the next
 day to start a
 savings account.

When they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and 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 the crew
building the house next door to us."
"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 goddamn
assholes at Home Depot
ever deliver the f^cking sheet rock..."

Stories like this just bring a tear to your eye.