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Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next 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 workers.

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 important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom 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 a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.”

“Oh 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 assholes at Lowe’s ever deliver the damn sheet rock…”

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#1 posted 1214 days ago

Great one Rand * star rated

glad you posted the clean version LoL

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#2 posted 1214 days ago

that’s my big bro

thanks rand
i needed that

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#3 posted 1214 days ago

Thanks for the laugh!! I really needed it!


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#4 posted 1214 days ago

Thank you for that…I needed a good funny.

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#5 posted 1214 days ago

LOL That was a coffee tosser. Thanks ;)

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#6 posted 1214 days ago

Well played – ya got me. Thanks for the laugh.

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#7 posted 1214 days ago

Great laugh….thanks Rand for the light moment. Here I was all set for a heartwarming tale and got suckered at the end….great story.

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#8 posted 1214 days ago

I am thinking if she is waiting on Lowes, she won’t be working anytime soon.

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#9 posted 1214 days ago

Say “Good night Gracie”

You gotta love it.

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#10 posted 1214 days ago

That is too funny. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#11 posted 1214 days ago

Very good.

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#12 posted 1214 days ago

Thanks Rand—That’s funny!

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#13 posted 1214 days ago

Great one. I needed that fixing to go into a meeting, And its not going to be fun but I will have a smile on my face and you put it there.

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#14 posted 1214 days ago

I still laughing Rand :-)
after several hours and it did cost me the best of four hours to save the laptop
a half mug of coffee with sucer ain´t the easyest to get out of them just so you know it :-)

you just got to love a girl with such a punchline

thank´s Rand


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