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Recently, a heartwarming event has taken place in the small town of Bovey Tracey, Devon, which is sure to bring a smile to the faces of the elderly residents. On his way to his nursery, local resident William Hunt, who is just five-years-old, graciously offered his bus pass to two elderly women who were struggling to afford the fare.
William, the son of two local teachers, was inspired to give his bus pass to the women after his parents explained to him the difficulties some elderly people experience in paying for bus fares. His parents say that he immediately offered to give one of them his pass without being prompted.
When the women discovered William’s generous offer, they were quite moved by his kindness, especially as the fare for both of them came to a considerable amount. One of the women, 78-year-old Ann Simpson, remarked that ”It was really wonderful to see a young boy showing such a kind heart – it put a huge smile on my face. It’s moments like these that restore one’s faith in humanity.”
William’s parents, Lynda and Peter Hunt, are understandably proud of their son’s selflessness and kindness. On the other hand, William, who is also a student of Bovey Tracey Primary School, seems to take it all in his stride, as he modestly explained, ‘‘It‘s just what you do, isn‘t it?’’
William’s charming gesture is just one example of the generosity and kindness that people of all ages can show each other, especially when someone needs it the most. His touching act also indicates that kindness doesn’t have to be hard or expensive and that even the smallest of acts can bring positivity to someone’s day.