A Heart Warming Tale

Submitted by - Carol McGinn


This is truly a heart-warming story about the bond formed between a little girl and some construction workers.   This makes you want to believe in the goodness of people and that there is hope for the human race.

A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant plot.   One day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty plot.


The young family's 5-year- old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers.  She hung around and eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot.

They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.


At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing five pounds.   The little girl took this home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested that they take the money she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When they got to the bank the teller was equally impressed with the story and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay cheque at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied,  "I worked all last week with a crew building a house."

"My goodness gracious,"  said the teller,   "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"


The little girl replied, "I will if those useless Bas*ards at B&Q get the F*cking Plasterboard in."

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