A Sanitation Worker Is Rewarded for His Kindness to an Elderly Woman
When sanitation worker Billy Shelby saw Opal, an elderly woman with dementia on his route, fall in her driveway as she struggled to drag her trash can back from the curb, he became determined that it would never happen again. Each collection day, he walks her up the driveway, returning her can. A video of their weekly routine, captured by a doorbell camera, was posted online and went viral. Opal’s family is incredibly grateful for Billy’s repeated act of kindness. For his part, Billy modestly says he was only doing his job. “I want to encourage others to simply be nice,” he says.