Smiles are contagious. That’s the feeling behind a viral video that is making the rounds featuring a waste management worker in Kansas City, Missouri, who can be seen walking with an elderly woman up her drive. It’s their sweet interaction that caused the video to be shared, but the story behind it is even sweeter.
Colette Kingston says her 88-year-old mother, Opal Zucca, had a bad fall in January. She was trying to bring her garbage can up her driveway when she fell down and got hurt. “Thankfully her trash guy was there and helped her back up and stayed with her until the ambulance arrived,” Kingston told CBS News. “Ever since then, he has brought her trash can to her house every week. They have produced a strong friendship since then.” It seems that Billy Shelby has a habit of making people smile and it’s obvious why when you watch the interaction in the video.
In January, my mom fell while trying to bring the trash can back up her driveway and got hurt. This gentleman from WasteManagement was there when it happened. Ever since, he has brought the can back up the driveway for mom. This was him today helping her; he demonstrates such care for her. It takes a village – such a small kind gesture but leaves a enormous relief for us. Thank you kind sir. Love, the Zucca family.
Posted by Colette Kingston on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Video by Colette Kingston from Facebook.
The 50-year-old Shelby, who has been on the job for four years, said he was just being his authentic self. He says he has a knack for making people smile. “I genuinely just like people, I believe smiles are contagious, you know what I mean?” he said.
Now, Shelby isn’t just putting a smile on Zucca’s face — the video of his good deed is making countless people happy. It’s also your Good News Story of the Day which you can find more on here. See what smiles can do and share yours as much as you can Today!
Story and Image from CBS News.