A Sanitation Worker Who Lost His Two Daughters Asked To Serenade These Two Graduates On The Street And It Will Break You
It’s not all blue news these days.
In fact, as the Class of 2020 prepares to launch their caps into the air of opportunity, there’s actually quite a bit to look forward to. Even as we face a world of uncertainty and stress during these times. Two high school graduates received this lesson of hope, positivity, and looking forward to the future when they stepped outside for photos to celebrate their graduation.
Jayden Ines Gutierrez was taking snaps of her two cousins preparing to graduate from high school when she captured a pretty endearing moment.
While sporting their caps and gowns Gutierrez’s cousins were posing for pictures when an Ontario waste truck stopped before them and a sanitation worker made a request. The man, identified as Bruce Johnson, asked if he could serenade the two graduates. Turns out, he picked a Whitney Houston classic. That’s right, to celebrate the students the man sang the lyrics to “Greatest Love Of All.”
“I’m crying. My sister & cousin, we’re just taking pictures outside & this WONDERFUL man stopped by. Thank you Bruce & R.I.P to his girls who passed away,” Gutierrez wrote in a post on Twitter.
“When I see girls do what you do, I celebrate,” the sanitation driver, encouraged the two graduates to “always keep reaching.” He also urged them to “keep working hard and making your family proud.”
The sweet moment had a pretty heartbreaking twist, unfortunately.
Johnson revealed to them that he lost two daughters, one of which according to DailyBulletin.com was a junior in high school, tragic car accidents. Johnson explained to the students that he’s often compelled to sing whenever he sees women on the road to graduation because he cannot help but think about them.
As of Monday, Gutierrez’s video received 1.8 million views and 37,700 likes.
“I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way,” Johnson sang to the girls in a truly beautiful voice. “Let the children’s laughter remind us how it used to be.”
No doubt the comments on Twitter were filled with a babble of crying emojis.
Fortunately, Gutierrez says she’s yet to see a single negative comment from users online. “No one has said one single bad thing about it. I’ve never seen that on Twitter before,” she said. According to Guiterrez, her sister, Jule Gutierrez, is graduating from Corona High School and her cousin, Jada Rancharan, is graduating from Colony High School in Ontario.