For most kids, snowstorms mean two things: snow days and snowmen. But a Nova Scotian boy sees storms a tad bit differently and is getting his just dues for it.
Ten-year-old Nash Reid Bancroft, from Truro, N.S., spent his days shovelling out fire hydrants after a snowstorm rocked his small community a few weeks ago. Yeah, it doesn’t sound like the most fun thing to do after a storm, but it seems like Nash does it with a purpose.
“My mom told me about adopting a fire hydrant and if we didn’t do it, it would take a while for the firemen to shovel it out and get the water they need to put out fires and save people,” Nash said to CTV News (in the above video).
The local fire department has been promoting this “adopt-a-hydrant” program and one engineer firefighter, Jeff Brown, noticed Nash’s accomplishments as his story travelled through social media.
“For us, that two or three minutes to shovel a hydrant out is all the difference in the world,” Brown said. “It’s a difference between a pot on a stove and a kitchen fire.”
Naturally, Brown gave the young boy a call and invited him on a special tour of the station as a reward. According to CTV News, the little go-getter got to see the old and new fire trucks, push a few shiny red buttons and, of course, fly down the fire pole.
Nash clearly had a good time and hopes others will be inspired to do good too.
“I just want to say, it’s not that hard.” If you say so, Nash. We’ll get to digging too!
Want to know more about Nash’s adorable story? Watch the video above.