Mr. Joe is a beloved high school janitor whose devotion to his job is unquestionable. One class of seniors decided it was their responsibility to repay his kindness, and changed this incredible man’s life forever.
High school students are not generally known for their generosity or their kindness towards strangers.
Usually, when we think of teenagers, we think of angst and rebellion. Well, a group of students recently flipped the stereotypes on their head to perform an amazing act of kindness for their school custodian.
Mr. Joe, an older janitor, is beloved at the school where he works. A married man, he is dedicated to his job and walks to school every day, simply because he hasn’t been able to afford buying a vehicle.
Nevertheless, he showed up to school every day full of positivity, and that bright spirit has had a major impact on the school’s student body.
One senior class knew it wouldn’t feel right graduating without acknowledging everything the man did for them and decided they ought to repay Mr. Joe for his immense impact.
So, the students devised a plan. One fateful day, they presented themselves to Mr. Joe, explaining that they had a surprise for him. One student blindfolded Mr. Joe, then asked him to identify an object in a little box they held out for him.Meanwhile, another student slipped the surprise into the box: it was the key to his very own truck! The graduating class had pooled their money together to buy Mr. Joe a brand new pickup!
As Mr. Joe realized what was happening, one of the students said, “Mr. Joe we appreciate all your hard work, so us students got together, and we got you a little something. We know you’ve been walking to school for the past four years. We just wanted to show you our appreciation so that you never have to walk again.”
High School Students Surprised Their Janitor with More Than Just a New Car
When Mr. Joe saw what the students had done, he was overcome with gratitude. He burst into tears and thanked them, telling them he couldn’t wait to show his wife what they did.
Ultimately, these teens have given him more than just a truck. They’ve made Mr. Joe’s life easier and safer. There’s no telling how far the ripples of this kind act will spread.
The students’ actions made Mr. Joe feel like all of his hard work and positivity were worth it – they showed him that his actions had a positive impact on the world. And that is the greatest gift of all.