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Cleveland fifth-grader sees guard in the rain, brings umbrella to help: “Kindhearted and a gentleman”

Amy Christie

A fifth-grader who lives in Cleveland, Ohio, showed chivalry and kindness on one rainy day when he met a patrol guard on duty.

The guard had to face wet, rainy weather, and the little boy decided to do his part to help her stay dry. So, he came with an umbrella to show his support.

What are the details?

Karl West, who studies at Garfield Elementary, was waiting for his mother, Monique, to come and pick him up after classes when he saw a crossing guard.

Barbara Dunn was very busy helping kids get on the other side of the street, so she couldn’t hold an umbrella for herself, despite the rain, as Epoch Times reports.

“He saw that the crossing guard wasn’t able to use her umbrella, so he just stood out there while she was walking the other students back and forth. That’s who he is, if he sees someone who needs help, just out of his own heart, he just wanted to help. He said he felt bad that she was in the rain,” Monique shared with the outlet.

And his good deed did not pass unnoticed. Chris Ronayne, a candidate for Cuyahoga County executive, took a photo of the good deed and posted it on social media.

That’s how one simple act of kindness was seen by thousands of people who appreciated the little boy’s initiative.

“You should always help crossing guards if your mom or parent is not there, because they do a lot for you,” Karl said for WKYC.

“He’s always been kindhearted and a gentleman. I’ve always tried to tell my kids if they see someone who needs help to help them out. Because there are not that many people in the world that would do that,” his mother concluded.

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