Man Invites Neighborhood Kids To His House, Then They See What's In Backyard

A man decided to invite a bunch of people from the neighborhood over to his house. When the invitees found out why, they were surprised.

A retired judge got very lonely after his long-time wife passed away. The house was so quiet that it became unbearable for him. He wanted to inject some more life into his home, so he had a swimming pool installed. He has offered families in his neighborhood an open invitation.

Keith Davidson and his wife were married for 66 long years. The couple had three children and went through many ups and downs, but overall, the elderly man said that it was a ‘fairytale’ marriage. The couple was very much in love, but after 66 long, wonderful years together, tragedy hit. Mrs. Davidson lost her battle with cancer.

It's got to be hard to live alone after spending a lifetime with someone else. Mr. Davidson decided that he didn't want to be lonely anymore. The 94-year-old man couldn't stand the silence in his home. The empty rooms, day after day, began to wear him down. He decided that he needed to do something to change that or it might drive him crazy.

"You get used to having a person there to enjoy, and now this doggone place is just so quiet. The pool has been a diversion from that," he said to People Magazine.

Davidson had the 32-foot-long, 9-foot deep pool installed in July. He then began inviting neighborhood kids to come for a swim, but with one rule: parents had to be with them to supervise. Since then, summer fun at Mr. Davidson's house has been endless. Visitors are coming in and out on a daily basis, grateful for the use of the pool and grateful to get the chance to know the kind man.

Davidson doesn’t have any grandchildren. Now, the widower adopted the whole neighborhood. Kids come in every day to get exercise, socialize and have fun. Parents are thrilled and say it is a big hit.

"He has just been an amazing neighbor and he just loves children," said Jaime Mundal, a mom of four. "He's kind of adopted all of the neighborhood kids."

"He put this in for us and our children, in return we can do more to visit with him," said another mother of four, Jessica Huebner. "That's what he wants, he wants to connect with the kids... His house is filled with life again."

Davidson says he still misses his wife immensely, but watching his visitors enjoying the pool has helped to keep his mind off of it. It’s hard to get too depressed with the constant sound of children’s laughter always ringing through the property.

"I miss her every day. She's not here, and that's the sad part — it's been great, but it was just so good when she was here. I'm not sitting by myself looking at the walls," said the widower.

"What else would you think of doing where you could have a whole bunch of kids over every afternoon?" he added.

Source: NY Daily News
Photo: Facebook,Kare11 Screenshots, You Tube

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