Good Neighbors

Watch Students Give Friendly Neighbor Special Birthday Greeting

How a group of students made their 93-year-old neighbor's birthday one she'll never forget.

Every day, Bonnie Linder of Hartley, Iowa steps out onto her porch to wave at the kids going by in their school bus.

On the Friday before her 93rd birthday (which was on a Sunday, so no school) she stepped out onto her porch just like she'd done every other day. The students and driver gave her something special, though, as reported by KCCI Des Moines:

The bus came to a stop in front of Bonnie's house and shouts of "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" erupted from the students. "We wanted to wish you a happy birthday - have a good one!" the bus driver called out.

As the bus drove away, Bonnie laughed.

"That would've been too bad to miss, wouldn't it?" she said, through her smile.

How can you start something good?

Sometimes, just a simple greeting can make someone's entire day. Take a lesson from these kind kids and let someone know you're thinking of them today!

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