This Grandma Placed A Sign In Her Window, And A Construction Worker Was Crushed By Her Words
We all know that even a small gesture can mean a lot to us in the right circumstances – especially if it comes from a stranger. Indeed, an act of kindness may turn a tough day into an uplifting one. And when Gloria Porter put a sign up in her window, the message deeply touched construction worker Jeff Reick.
Gloria and Jeff’s relationship had begun when the Connellsville, Pennsylvania, woman spent a week being treated at the Excela Frick Hospital. There, the elderly lady had distracted herself from the boredom of being in the facility by peering out of the window.
And Gloria had something to look at, too. In the midst of wintry weather that saw snow and wind hit the area, a team of construction workers were battling through. The employees were from the Century Steel Erector company, and they had been tasked with building a brand new front entrance for that very hospital.
The workers were engaged in a large piece of construction as well – although, in this case, it was only a piece of a broader $14-million project to do up the building. And Gloria was concerned about what she was seeing from her lofty third-floor viewpoint.
For one, the men were working in challenging conditions, and there was nothing Gloria could do to make sure they were safe. Then, while the senior was watching the construction workers anxiously, Jeff Reick, one of the builders, looked up at the hospital. And as he did so, he noticed Gloria watching them from the window.