95-year-old Harvey Djerf, resident of Plymouth, Minnesota, loves to walk and has been going for walks every day for many decades now. And even though he’s not as fast now and requires several breaks during his walk, he doesn’t want to stop as he likes to stay fit and spend time with nature. But neighbors have taken notice and did something truly touching for the World War 2 veteran. Along his nearly 1 mile route, neighbors have put chairs so the old man can sit and rest during his daily walks.
“As I got older, I stop and rest more often and the neighbors have noticed Harvey’s stopping and taking his breath so then they’ve been putting out different chairs and inviting me to sit and take a rest,” Djerf said.
“My wife said years ago I just – I’m antsy. I can’t sit still,” he shared.
“It’s a wonderful experience and it’s a social experience and I get to know the neighbors and they get to know me.”
Harvey loves his community and feels special that his neighbors care so much about him. These walks help him stay fit and stay in touch with his neighbours too.
Harvey has also been a huge motivation for the people in his community as many have started walking with him on a daily basis.
(Source: CBS News)