An elderly woman with the love for children has revealed she doesn’t plan on retiring from being a lollipop lady despite her age.
Watch 76-Year-Old Lollipop Lady Help Children Cross The Street!
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76-year-old Carole Hays from Cambridgeshire, UK, has helped over one million children safely cross the road while on the job as a crossing guard for over 40 years.
As the elderly lady revealed, she simply loves her position as the School Crossing Patroller who works at Priory Park Infants, Priory Park Juniors, and Longsands Academy.
According to the grandmother-of-two, she is very proud of her job and doesn’t plan on stopping.
“It feels really good to celebrate 40 years in the role, I never expected to stay this long but times just flew by because I enjoy what I do,” Carole said.
“I help parents across the road with their children that were once children at the schools themselves – I don’t always recognize them, but they often recognize me.
“I usually work five days a week, but on the odd occasion where I’m not here, people always comment on how they missed me when I get back.
“Sometimes I bump into people in town who I used to help cross the road – it’s always nice to see familiar faces.”
With everyone loving the old lady, Carole feels like stopping now wouldn’t make her happy.
“I really enjoy my job – especially when the suns out as all the children are happier. The school kindly put on an assembly for me to celebrate my 40 years as a lollipop lady and gave me flowers, and the council gave me a retail voucher too,” she added.
“I might be 76, but I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”
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