When presented with a picture of faithful love these gentlemen were moved in admiration and compassion to provide acts of kindness.
Jerrod Ebert and Kevin Schultz were sitting in their parked car earlier this year when they noticed something peculiar — an elderly man walking through a snow-covered park to reach a bench.
At first, the Wisconsin city workers were mystified.
Jerrod Ebert and Kevin Schultz. (Image source: CBS News)
“For most people, it’s a path to nowhere,” Ebert told the CBS Evening News. “It’s a path to somewhere for one person.”
The two workers quickly realized what was going on. The bench was a memorial to the man’s wife who had died a couple years ago.
Image source: CBS Evening News
“It took us both back a little bit thinking, my gosh, his devotion is that strong that he still comes when he can’t make it to the bench even,” Ebert told the CBS Evening News.
The two knew they had to help and decided to shovel the walkway to the bench. They’ve now been doing so for the past two months.
When Bud Caldwell went to pay respects to his wife, he was initially astonished.
“One day I pulled up there and there’s the walk shoveled,” explained Caldwell. “My knees about buckled on me.”
Caldwell told the CBS Evening News his wife loved the song “Daisy a Day.” So, in her memory, he got a bench dedicated to her and takes daisies each day to visit and sing to her.
But Caldwell never expected someone to go so far out of their way to help him.
“We were just doing what we felt was our job,” Ebert said. “Some intuition, be it divine or otherwise says this is why you’re here — to help one another.”