I have known my friend, Jerry, for several years now. I met him at our local Goodwill, where he has worked for years. He was definitely loved by everyone that passed through the Goodwill doors, and was like a gracious host of the store! He always had a smile and said hello to everyone!
I must say, the first time Jerry came up to me and said hello, I wasn't sure what to think. I couldn't imagine that anyone could be so genuinely happy and nice! I soon learned that he was the real-deal!
Someone that is a bit ignorant may just think Jerry is a "special needs" person. I can honestly say Jerry is the most kind, sensitive, caring friend I have ever had! So, yes, he definitely is special! He is absolutely has the purest heart I have ever come across. I could always tell when something was wrong with Jerry, he would try to act happy, but he would break down and tell me what was wrong.
I was also lucky enough to meet his Mom, Dorothy, who is a fantastic person!
Each year, for Jerry's birthday, I would bring him a card, and a balloon bouquet, and some little gift. He would physically be shaking so hard with excitement, and jumping up and down and the same time! Pure joy!!
A few months ago Goodwill let him go, and I am still not sure why. I did try to find out, but no luck with that. He does have a new job, so I'm hoping to visit him soon.
This is the email I received from him today. He truly made my day, am I lucky, or what!?
"Dear jenny how are you doing today I'm doing good. Everythings doing great at work but I still miss goodwill I went to the fair and petted a horse and the home coming to dance to music and play some games on my wii I'm so glad to have a friend like you I don't know what id do without you.".