Everyone could use a few wise words when they’re starting a new journey. Jayden Enes Gutierrez recently shared a video on Twitter that shows just how powerful those moments can be!
Jayden’s sister and cousin were standing outside their Eastvale, California, home celebrating their graduation in their caps and gowns when a local sanitation worker pulled up in his truck.
Bruce Johnson was just going about his day when he spotted the relatives and their Class of 2020 banner. He pulled over and asked if he could say a few words, promising not to take up too much of their time, and Jayden caught it all on camera.
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In a video, we hear Bruce begin to sing “The Greatest Love Of All” by Whitney Houston. Both proud students can’t help smiling when he says, “I believe the children are our future,” and the best is yet to come!
When he finishes his beautiful performance, he launches into a personal story that is bringing the world to tears.
“I lost two daughters in an accident, but I’ll say this: When I see girls doing what you do, I celebrate,” he tells them. “People see me in the truck, and I still have a twin and two sons, but I lost my baby daughter in her junior year, and I lost her big sister that was born with the other twin, but know that it’s worth your hard work.”
The two students are instantly moved by his words.
“My other daughter went off and she got her master’s, and she’s a director over at Riverside Community Hospital now,” Bruce continues. “Always keep reaching. I’m serious.”
Now people around the world are sharing #BeLikeBruce online and reminding us to encourage each other whenever possible. What a wonderful example of how we can overcome every obstacle and find hope in a brighter future!
Watch Bruce offer his wisdom in the video below, and don’t forget to share his words with a friend.
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.❤️ pic.twitter.com/tv2it8xuH5
— JAYDEN INES GUTIERREZ (@jaydenxg) May 8, 2020
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