Teens' thank elderly Tinney for cheery school-run waves

These youngsters and elderly lady have a special bond.

Teens' thank elderly Tinney for cheery school-run waves

Canadian high school students have said a massive thank you to a local elderly lady who brightens their day, every day, with a smiling wave from her front room window.

Eighty-four-year-old Tinney Davidson started waving to passing highschool students with her husband Ken when they moved into the house in 2007. Ken died in recent years, and Tinney decided to keep up the habit.

She told Chek News: "I just like the look of the children and they all looked in so I thought 'If they're looking in, I'll wave to them. And that's how it started.

"I love it, and they seem to like it also."

The students of Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia in western Canada invited Tinney to a school assembly to thank her in person with speeches, cards and a video message.

"It's lovely to see a warm smile on a dreary day," said one, while another admitted: "At first it was pretty strange so you wouldn’t wave back, but then it became a thing."

Tinney was overwhelmed by their gesture…There was more smiling, more waving and tears were shed.

Tinney takes up position every morning, lunchtime and afternoon so that passing students can get three hits a day of her cheery wave.

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