Elderly Neighbor Leaves Little Girl Next Door 14 Years’ Worth Of Presents After His Death

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Elderly Neighbor Leaves Little Girl Next Door 14 Years' Worth Of Presents After His Death
Elderly Neighbor Leaves Little Girl Next Door 14 Years' Worth Of Presents After His Death

An old man, Ken Watson, pulled off the ultimate act of kindness when he
bought a 2 year old girl who lives next door Christmas presents for the next 14
years. The 87 year old pensioner gave his neighbors, Owen and Caroline Williams,
the surprise of a lifetime after he had passed away when they discovered a sack
full of wrapped presents for their little girl, Cadi.

Ken’s daughter was emptying his house following his death when she found the presents. “She called around last night and she was on the doorstep clutching what looked like a rubbish bag and I just put two and two together and I just got 18. I assumed she wanted me to put out some rubbish for her.

Instantly I said ‘yep, no problem’. Then she said ‘these are the gifts that dad has left for Cadi for Christmas’ and it just blindsided me. I went into the kitchen and my wife was on Face-time to her mum in Ireland and it was like Mary Poppins’ bag – I just kept pulling them out and they kept coming and coming.” Owen Williams LADbible.

Owen shared what had just happened on social media, asking for the public’s opinion on whether they should open the gifts now and rewrap them or do a lucky dip until 2032.

Owen shared what had just happened on social media, asking for the public’s opinion on whether they should open the gifts now and rewrap them or do a lucky dip until 2032.
Owen shared what had just happened on social media, asking for the public’s opinion on whether they should open the gifts now and rewrap them or do a lucky dip until 2032.

Owen described his departed neighbor as a kin and
genuine person. He fondly recalled, “When we first moved in he was up on the
top of scaffolding this was September 2015 he had two sections of scaffolding
at the front of his house it was a 1920s property – very high, he was on top of
a ladder and using it as a pogo stick to jump from one scaffold to another.

I did a double take and mouthed [to a neighbor] ‘what on Earth do I do?’ and he said ‘I have no idea’ – he was bouncing the ladder. Then he came down to meet me I said hi and we gave him a bottle of wine.

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At the time we only had the dog and he said ‘can I give her a biscuit’ it was a chocolate biscuit and I said no, dogs don’t eat chocolate and being 80-odd he just ignored me and gave the dog a chocolate biscuit anyway.”

He also recalled that Ken had bough Cadi a huge
stuffed lion for her first Christmas present. A couple of months later, while
the family was at a local store, he spotted a similar stuffed lion and casually
mentioned to the cashier that his neighbor had gotten his child that ‘lion’ as
a gift.

“The lady behind the counter said ‘oh, it wasn’t an elderly gentleman with a bald head and glasses’ and I said it was. She said ‘he’s bought them for all the neighbor’s children’. He had effectively cleared them out of Elvis’ over the years. That’s just to give you a sense of both the decency and forward-planning. You’re not crying, I’m crying. I’m not crying, you’re crying.” Owen said.

Inspired by his neighbor’s act of kindness and
thoughtfulness, Owen had a message for everyone. He said, “What struck me in
the messages I’ve received is how many people don’t actually know their neighbors.

One thing I would say to that is that our friends and
family will always be there for us but they’re not physically there for you.
Your neighbors on the other hand are both literally and physically in the next
house or just across the road.

In a time of crisis you can turn to your friends and
family by all means but theoretically your neighbors are immediate. They’re the
people that would rescue you from a house fire or if all the slates fell off
your roof.”