Plano Crossing Guard Shown Some Serious Love from Kids at School
When we read stories like this, our daily complaints become oh so small.
Mitchell Elementary in Plano employs a gentleman, Luther Walker, as their crossing guard. He's 94 and has been watching over the safety of Mitchell Elementary's children since 2006.
The World War II veteran hasn't missed a day, either.
That is until last week, though, when he just didn't show up.
"That never, ever happens," said Luther's crossing guard partner via WFAA.
He has become such a part of the school family there that it got everyone, the children he helps to cross the street, the staff at the school, worried.
"The children were worried, the staff was so worried, everybody kept checking for updates on him because he’s like family," 5th grade teacher Cyndy Spangrud told KCEN TV.
Luther decided to take a drive late at night the day before. He was found in his car on the side of the road passed out. He became dehydrated on his trip.
Luther returned to work and this week celebrated his 94th birthday. The children made him cards and gave him a couple of gifts. One of those gifts was money to pay his rent for the month, because it was noted he has had trouble in the past.
I'm not tearing up, you're tearing up.
He says being a good crossing guard and a good person means to always treat people right. Let's all be like Luther Walker.
“It kinda makes me feel like I’m a little younger,” he said with a laugh.