“Cute little old man” stands outside school and talks to kids every day – the reason why will move your heart

When it comes to kids and strangers, most of us immediately see red flags, especially if you are a parent. Which it isn’t that surprising, when every day horrible stories are blasted on social media and news outlets,  showing us all the bad things that can happen. From a young age, we are practically taught to distrust and fear all strangers.

But hopefully this story can be a inspiring reminder that there still are a lot of people out there just trying to do good. People that actually might be able to teach us a thing or two about kindness.

Wally is a 94-year-old gentleman that fought in both WW2 and the Korean war as a fighter pilot, later became a commercial pilot – but these days he spends his time doing something completely different. But maybe just as important.

Every day, 94-year-old Wally stands outside a local school – but before you get the wrong idea, listen to this. Wally spends his days delivering words of kindness and encouragement, to every single kid that passes by.

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Posted by Frank Somerville KTVU on Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Gina Michelle, a mom from California, got wind of the story when she tried to drop her daughter off in a different spot than usual.

Her daughter suddenly tells her her to “please” go to the corner where she usually drops her. So that she can “talk to the cute, little old man”. Taken by surprise Gina asks her daughter who this cute little old man was.


Her daughter then replies: “He stands at the steps where you drop me off and encourages all the students as they walk in. He talks about kindness, gives us advice and fist bumps! It’s the best part of the day.”

The explanation really spiked Gina’s interest. And what she witnessed when they arrived at the corner really touched her heart. So much so, that she decided to spread the story and Wally’s message on her own social media.

Guys! This is literally one the coolest things I have ever seen. Ya’ll know I am all about encouragement! This takes it…

Posted by Gina Michelle on Wednesday, 22 August 2018

“This is exactly the kind of love and support our middle schoolers need,” she wrote. “This man stands outside the school every day and gives the gift of encouragement to every student that comes near him. Come to find out, his name is Wally, he is 94 and he has been doing this for years!”

This isn’t the first time that Wally’s relentless endeavors to spread kindness and encouragement has touched the heart of others. It shows that he is doing something right

Share if you agree with Gina, and believe that the world would be a better place with more kind and open-hearted people like Wally <3