TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Students from The Brook Hill School in Bullard spent Thursday morning delivering smiles and handmade Valentine’s Day cards to seniors citizens.
The Pre-K students visited residents at Prestige Estates on Paluxy, Atria on Copeland Road and The Hampton’s on Old Omen Road.
KLTV’s Dante Nuñez was there as the students surprised residents. And one resident even had a musical surprise for the students.
Valentines came early for seniors as 14 Pre-K students went door-to-door surprising residents with handwritten cards and socks.
“They brought me the presents and stuff and their little faces just light up and they smile and makes it real good,” two year resident, Doris Mallory said.
This is the sixth year that Brook Hill has delivered cards and socks to Tyler assisted living residents.
“It lifts my spirits to say the least, i’m working on 91, so anything that can lift my spirits is welcome, and they certainly were welcome for that,” veteran resident Bill Burleson said.
This experience was something Mallory enjoyed very much.
“You can’t be angry when they walk in and they look at you like you’re santa clause I really enjoyed them…I enjoyed them more than they enjoyed me,” she said.
Burleson has been living at the assisted living center for the last two years and after seeing the students, he’s thrilled they stopped by.
“When you’re secluded in an environment like this you’re always happy to see visitors number one. But when a group of small wonderful children…that’s special,” he said.
He also says that seeing the kids brings back pain-free memories.
“It’s always refreshing to older people when young people come around it reminds them of their earlier pain free life when they were little children,” Burleson said.