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Wife Puts Up Sign After Husband Is Gone Only To Have Garbage Men Stop

  • 5:53 pm July 26, 2018
  • Hazel

There are people around the world who make this world a better place to live in, with their kind heart and caring personality without expecting anything in return. It is very hard to find people who are so selfless and care about the less fortunate people or even help people in situations that are hard to deal with. A little help makes everything more bearable and sometimes even solves the problem with their expertise or just simply by trying, solves it. We might be really worried about the things that we deal with every day but there are people who have it worse. I know, it is annoying to be told that someone else has it worse, but think about how the situation is with them. At least we have it better and we should appreciate it and also be available to help them and make their situations less bearable. This is what this wife and husband did to help and make the garbage men get through the summer.

The kind man!

Charlie Poveromo, the man who spent his nights slinging drinks to a thirsty crowd and in the day surprised people by doing good deeds to them.

He noticed local sanitation workers sweating profusely in the intense summer heat, eight years ago! But they weren’t the only ones who were suffering through the summer heat and thirst!



The hot summer days...

The other people, construction workers, and other employees out and about in the heat we're having trouble that summer, too and Charlie was well aware of this and decided to do something about it.

“He came running into the kitchen, grabbed a bunch of plastic cups and our big jug of water and made sure everyone got as much as they wanted." says his wife.

Filled the cooler

Charlie was very glad to see how grateful the local sanitation workers were for his icy cold and refreshing reprieve, he headed to the store, filled his cooler with ice and stocked it with water bottles.

He said and made sure that the workers that his cooler would always be full and available to them all summer long and he added more than just water, there was even food and juice in the cooler.



Everyone came to the cooler

His wife said, “As word spread, we’d often see not only our sanitation engineers but DPW employees, police officers, firemen, construction workers and the like stop by for a breather, some shade under our tree and a nice cold bottle of water.”

The cooler wasn't there...

But then one day, the cooler wasn't there... Is this summer going to be the same old task? But more importantly what happened to Charlie?

Charlie and his wife, Velvet had been married for 37 years, but Charlie’s life had ended just three months before summer rolled around.

The water cooler was the last thing on his wife's mind, she told her local newspaper. “Once the weather started getting warm, I thought, ‘Oh, my God, the water bottles.'”



Velvet continued the legacy...

Velvet was sad and in grief but she got herself together and found the water cooler and headed to the store. She then bought enough water bottles to last for a bit, because it was Charlie's tradition and she had to continue it as a way of honoring her beloved husband.

The cooler was now accompanied by a note, by Velvet when the workers spied the cooler and she had explained her situation and left behind a stack of prayer cards from Charlie's service.

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Charlie's generosity

“In case you were unaware, my husband, Charlie is gone away from this world suddenly at age 57 on March 10th. I will do my best to continue to provide bottled water.”

The workers were aware how painful this would have been for Velvet and so they planned something special for her, to let her know how grateful they were for Charlie's generosity and that she had decided to carry on his tradition.

They gave her a surprise...

Velvet said, “...I heard the unmistakable sound of the garbage truck ease to a stop and as I turned to look, I watched in awe as each man stepped off the truck, the driver getting out to join them and in a straight line they stood together and saluted our home and me!!

As is happening at this very moment, my eyes filled with tears and my body began to tremble as one by one they each came up to me, grasped my hand, gave me a hug and told me how very sorry they were and that no one had ever shown them the thoughtfulness and appreciation my husband had and then slowly, one by one, they each took a water bottle or two, climbed back up on the truck and gave a loud beep as they drove off.”

Charlie is watching over...

Small acts of kindness make a big difference and so after people caught wind of Charlie and Velvet's special treat, they established their own "Charlie's coolers" concept and are now located across the country.

“It’s taken on a life of its own. Every person who does it, it’s a tribute to him.”

Even though her husband Charlie is no longer here, Velvet Poveromo knows he's watching over her and is glad to see that people have kept this special legacy of his still alive.