February 19th, 2014
10:35 AM ET

School Holds Assembly to Honor Waving Neighbor

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  we see proof that the smallest gesture can have the biggest impact. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Tinney Davidson, 84, and her husband moved into their Ontario, Canada, home in 2007.  Little did they know, it was on the way to a school.

Each day, the kids would walk to and from school, and each day, Tinney and her husband would wave at them.

"I love it," she says. "And they seem to like it also. So it's been a fun few years."

When Tinney's husband passed on a few years ago, she continued the tradition.

Recently, the students at the school were so touched by her waving day after day, year after year, the entire school recently held an assembly in her honor.

They presented her with a Valentines Day gift and  a special video presentation, and of course, plenty of hugs.

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  1. Rebecca

    Would love to send a card to Tinney. Is there a P.O. Box or other address we could send something to?

    February 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi, Rebecca,

      You'll want to contact the school, as they'll most likely be able to help with a local address for Tinney.

      Happy #NewDay!
      Lola / CNN VCM

      February 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  2. CHEK

    Michaela should've known it was Comox, the station that did the story, CHEK, was one she worked at!

    February 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  3. Jeff Taylor

    This is an inspiring story of a friendship spanning generations. Well done, Highland! So many great teenagers in one place has to make us wonder if our image of youth is fair or accurate.

    February 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm | Reply
  4. Kathy Robinson

    So fun to see my Auntie Tinney's story on CNN! We are all so proud of her and Uncle Ken!

    February 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  5. TeamCNNCNN

    Thank you, NewDay viewers, for all your comments about Tinney Davidson in Comox, BC. We apologize for errors in the story and will share your comments with the producers, so that the information can be corrected.

    Have a wonderful #NewDay!
    Lola
    CNN VCM

    February 20, 2014 at 6:53 am | Reply
  6. Simmy

    Correction* This story about Tinney Davidson has an error. Tinney lives in Comox, BC and the school is Highland Secondary School. I work there 🙂

    February 20, 2014 at 3:33 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Thank you, Simmy.

      We'll share your comments with the producers.

      Happy #NewDay!
      Lola
      CNN VCM

      February 20, 2014 at 6:47 am | Reply
  7. Jon

    Went to the school, waved whenever I went by.This is in Comox, British Columbia, not Ontario.

    February 20, 2014 at 3:03 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Thanks, Jon. We'll make sure the producers see your comments.

      Have a lovely #NewDay!
      Lola
      CNN VCM

      February 20, 2014 at 6:48 am | Reply
  8. islandfeast

    We're excited to have this local small town story find its way to CNN! No disrespect to Ontario but I wanted to mention Teeney lives in Comox on Vancouver Island, BC. Cheers 🙂

    February 20, 2014 at 2:58 am | Reply
  9. Greg Tinga

    Umm this school is actually in BC.... source (i go there and was there during the assembly..)

    February 20, 2014 at 12:52 am | Reply
  10. Maryann Boadu

    I wish you would have checked facts, this story is in Comox, British Columbia not Ontario!

    February 19, 2014 at 11:37 pm | Reply
  11. Brad

    This is actually in British Columbia, not Ontario

    February 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  12. Maryann Boadu-Davidson

    Wow get your facts straight, my grandmother Tinney Davidson lives in Comox, British Columbia not Ontario!!

    February 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  13. Tammy

    Lovely story, but this happened in Comox, BC!!

    February 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  14. canadasue

    CNN, who does your research? The Davidsons live in Comox, British Columbia, not in Ontario. Not even close. 😦

    February 19, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  15. Mrs. B.

    It's a wonderful story and I'm so glad the school took the time to recognize her for the positive impact she has had on their community. I'm thrilled that CNN took the time to air it as well, although I'm not impressed with their ability to do their research on this story. The location of the story needs to be amended. It takes place in the town of Comox on Vancouver Island in British Columbia – thousands of kilometers away from the province of Ontario (which CNN butchered pronouncing anyway).

    February 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  16. citizen

    I'm a student from highland. This was in British Columbia. NOT Ontario, but thanks anyway. 🙂

    February 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Reply
  17. schoolconnectedness

    Check your geography! The woman lives in Comox, British Columbia on Vancouver Island.

    February 19, 2014 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  18. Tara Colborne

    Hello CNN,
    This heart-warming story is actually out of Comox, British Columbia, Canada – a gorgeous seaside town I am proud to call home.
    Ontario is cold, and far, far away...

    February 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm | Reply

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