Construction worker creates ripple effect with act of kindness

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) On August 26, 2019 Tamela Taylor was driving westbound on Plumb Lane when she noticed a construction worker stop what he was doing to help an elderly woman cross the street.

"Grabbed my camera and took a few pictures of this gentlemen who is obviously working on this very big project down here, stopping what he was doing to help this lady cross the street, and it just touched me and it changed my whole day," Taylor says.

She says the gesture made a lasting impact and she had to share it with friends and family on social media.

The construction worker, Mike Broersma, says he was doing what anyone would and should do in that type of situation.

"I just, I could see that she was having a hard time picking her way through the job and I just decided to give her a hand that's all," Broersma says.

Dan Leblanc is the project manager for the construction site and says this is the type of culture he strives to create and promote with his workers.

"We're down here as guests and we're here to do a job but to facilitate the businesses and the traveling public and they take priority here and to see Mike do that and act on what we're trying to preach as a company and enforce with our employees," Leblanc says.

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