Veteran Motivates Students With Fist Bumps And Words Of Wisdom
A 94-year-old veteran shares fist bumps and inspirational words of wisdom with middle schoolers on their way to school every single day. Wally Richardson wakes up every morning to greet students as they enter Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills, California, and make sure they start their day off right. The U.S. Navy Vet offers his motivational messages, words of wisdom and quirky quotes with a solid fist bump, with some students calling him ‘Mr. Knuckles’. Recently parent Gina Arnold was driving her daughter Audrey to school one morning when, running early, Audrey lamented she forgot to remind her mom to drop her outside. When Gina asked why, Audrey told her it was because she wanted to “talk to the cute, little old man” and today she “would have had more time.” Intrigued, Gina asked who the man was and Audrey explained he stands at the steps and encourages all the students as they walk in.
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