Vancouver Island, British Columbia (WFLA/CNN)- An elderly woman in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, waved to students from her window for years. They gathered outside her home for one final send-off before she moves into an independent living facility.
Tinney Davidson is now 88 years old, but around 2007 when she and her husband moved into the home on Guthrie Road near Highland they just started waving to the students every day and the students began waving back and a bond between generations was born.
Tinney maintained the daily practice and the children even held a Valentine’s Day assembly in her honor just to show how much they appreciated her.
“I just like the look of the children and they all looked in-and I thought well, if they’re looking in I’ll wave to them. And that’s how it started,” Davidson said.
When the children became aware that “Waving Granny” was moving into an assisted living home, they again showed up to repay her for her kindness. 400 students at the nearby secondary school congregated on Davidson’s front lawn to say goodbye. The children gave her flowers and let her know just how much her kindness has meant to them.
“I think I’ve connected very well with them (laughs). It’s been fun,” Tinney said. It’s not often you see a bond like this between teenagers and the elderly.