Here’s today’s daily dose of sweetness:
Harvey Djerf, 95, of Plymouth, Minn., likes to walk every day but 95-year-olds can’t walk far before requiring a rest.
So in his neighborhood now, random chairs have appeared along driveways and lawns KARE 11 reports.
“People saw me stopping and catching my breath,” the WWII veteran says. “They figured maybe Harvey needs a place to rest.”
A neighbor says having a chair out front for Harvey is the new status symbol in Plymouth.
Harvey says he hopes the kindness is contagious.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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