Students at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills, California, went back to school recently and were immediately greeted by a familiar and friendly face.
94-year-old Wally Richardson was waiting to outside the entrance to welcome kids, give them a fist bump, and offer up some sage advice. In fact, Richardson has done this every single school day for the past 10 years.
The U.S. Navy veteran gets up every morning and walks to the school in time for the kids’ arrival, and they all love it.
One student, Audrey Arnold, explains, “He talks about kindness and gives us advice and fist bumps — it’s the best part of the day.” Audrey’s mother Gina adds, “He’s like an angel; you can’t help but feel calm and peace when you go near him.”
Richardson used to be accompanied by his wife, but she no longer walks well, so he’s carried on the daily routine without her. (Inside Edition)