“We felt it was the right way to go. Every time I pass by, I see him out there smiling, rain or shine, on dark, gloomy days. He’s a light for the day. It’s amazing, you know?” The Facebook group is dedicated to raising money and helping those who make a difference. “Tipping North Country” founder Michael Gines said choosing Maurice to receive their donation was a no brainer. For Daniels, who has been standing in the street for nearly 20 years, it’s more than just the money.
“Seeing him every day, he’s happy, he has a smile,” said Duda. “He makes me happy on a Monday morning when I kind of feel like I don’t want to come here, but I have to.” For Connor Duda, an eighth-grade student at Stafford Middle School, seeing Maurice every morning makes the trek to school a little more bearable.
When Daniels showed up for work on Monday, he was greeted by the students he loves and given $2,000, which was raised by the Facebook group “Tipping North Country”. At Stafford Middle School, crossing guard Maurice Daniels has won over the hearts of students with his daily smile.
Daniels plans to be the crossing guard for as long as he can. Source www.mynbc5.com “Getting them to open up and talk, you don’t know what kind of day they’re having,” said Daniels. “You might be that person that says, ‘I can go on another day because you took the time to say, Hey, you care about me.’ I really do care about every single one of them. I treat them like they’re my own.”
He went on to say he enjoys the time he spends with the students. “That’s icing on the cake, that’s the most important thing, the people saying we appreciate what you do,” said Daniels.
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