There are a lot of influential people that help run a school, from the teachers to the administration – and everyone in between. Yet some of the workers that don’t always get recognized are the janitors. But without them our schools wouldn’t be the safe learning environments that our kids deserve. Ricky Spaulding is one of those special people who makes a difference as a janitor, and is well-loved at Anderson County High in Lexington, Kentucky.
Ricky is a very nice man that does so much for others, but there was something in his personal life he was missing. His son was stationed in Italy and he hadn’t of seen him in a year. Not only that, he also had a new grand-baby he had never met. As we all know money can be tight sometimes, so it was difficult for Ricky and his wife to afford being able to travel to Italy. That is until the staff came up with a brilliant, heartfelt idea…
Little did Ricky know that everyone at his school was working behind his back to do something very meaningful for him. Together students, parents, and staff began raising money for their beloved janitor in order to help the pair get to Italy to spend time with their family. After an amazing $1,900 was gathered, they decided to surprise Ricky with it in a unique way. Watch the video below to see Ricky and his wife’s reactions to what everyone at Anderson County High did for them. Talk about a beautiful act of kindness that will never be forgotten!