As long as there are such people on earth, humanity has a chance!
A retired judge was weary of the silence in the house after he lost his wife, and came up with an unusual but noble way to fill this emptiness.
He built an outdoor swimming pool in his yard for neighbors and their children.
Keith Davidson, 94, from a small town in Minnesota, says the house has become “too quiet” since he lost his wife in April 2016:
“For many years, nothing was more important to me than her. And when the mourning was over, I decided that something else had to be done.”
Davidson decided that the best way to alleviate the oppressive atmosphere was to build a swimming pool, which the local children so lacked.
He says: “We have a wonderful district, very friendly, and full of children. So I thought it would be great.”
His neighbor Jessica Huebner says that the Davidsons have always treated her children like adopted grandchildren: they loved to spend time together, tell stories and have fun.
“Keith and late Evie have always been the kindest, most beautiful neighbors. He loves children very much and loves when they play in his yard.”
Davidson contacted a local family firm that made the pool at his previous home 40 years ago. It turned out that the company still exists, and soon an excavator was already working in his yard.
The neighbors were overjoyed!
Huebner says: “One day he suddenly said: “Jess, I want to make a pool,” but I thought it was just talk. And then I look – and he already marked the yard, then a concrete mixer arrived, and then once – and there is already a gorgeous pool!”
The pool has dimensions of 5×10 m, a sloping bottom that goes up to 2.5 m deep and a 2 m springboard.
Davidson says: “They love to swim, but I only allow them to come with an adult. I have strict rules, I was a lawyer and a judge.”