Kindness In The Cold

10-year-old Rhode Island boy clears snow and ice from cars of hospital employees to help them get home faster. WJAR's Sam Read reports.

(NBC News) — In the thick of Monday’s winter storm, two people took on a task at Rhode Island’s Westerly Hospital to try and help some essential employees get home to their families faster.

Abbey Meeker and her friend’s son, 10-year-old Christian Stone, put on their winter gear and headed to the hospital’s parking lots.

“Christian wanted to do something good for nurses about a month ago when it stormed, and he said next time it snowed, he wanted to clean cars off for nurses because of COVID,” explained Meeker. “I told him I would come with him.”

“I was thinking they’ve been helping us a lot through this whole pandemic, and I figured why don’t we help them, you know?” said Stone. “All day, every day the nurses here, they deal with the pandemic like COVID and they want to get home from work, so we thought we would make it a tiny bit easier for them by cleaning off their cars for them.”

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