Hundreds Of Students Surprise 88-Year-Old Woman Who Waved To Them From Her Window For 12 Years With Emotional Farewell
CBC News/Facebook

I'm sure you've been told a smile and a wave can change someone's day, but how many of you actually believed it?

88-year-old Tinney Davidson had a tradition of waving to the school children who walked by her house on the way to school.

For 12 years, she smiled and waved, wishing the students well.


Now that she's leaving, the students decided to wave back.


Davidson moved to the house in 2007 with her husband.

Shortly after, she started her morning ritual:

"I just liked the look of the children,"

She said in an interview with CHEK news in 2014.

"They all looked in and I thought, 'If they're looking in, I'll wave to them,' and that's how it started."

The Highland Secondary School held an assembly in 2014 to recognize her for the community and in 2016, students brought her treats and cards for Valentine's Day.

It's a nice change of pace to see some good in the world.






Davidson continued her tradition even after her husband passed away. Now, she's being moved into an assisted living home.

When the students heard, they decided she deserved her own wave and smile. More than 400 students walked to Davidson's house with flowers, cards, and signs.

When she opened the door, she clapped her hands at the sight of her lawn filled with students.

"Oh, lovely, thank you!"

She's the kind of inspiration we all need.






The signs had messages like "We <3 you Mrs. Davidson" and "Thanks 4 being Awesome."

Once they had all gathered and Mrs. Davidson was outside, the students counted down together and blew her a big kiss.

She said:

"I was shocked again that there's so many kids that want to say goodbye to me,"

A chair was set out for her, and she got to smile and wave at the kids as they left.

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
Photo by Taylor Wilcox on Unsplash

It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
Keep reading... Show less
People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
Photo by Noah on Unsplash

So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
Keep reading... Show less
Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
Keep reading... Show less

The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
Keep reading... Show less