A Ponoka News reader sent in a letter to the editor praising the Christmas spirit of three and a half year old Steele Bodin who, with his parents, passed out care packages during Christmas to all 27 residents of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre’s long-term care. Photo submitted

LETTER: Reader praises initiative of young Ponoka boy

At Christmastime a young boy and his family came to the Ponoka Hospital to hand out gifts

Dear Editor,

A young man (three and a half years) decided at Christmastime to do something for all the patients at the long-term care at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. So he asked his mom and dad to help him give each person a care bag of toiletries.

This little person carried each bag to the recipient (27 in total) and presented them with this gift of personal care items. His name is Steele Bodin. Such an outpouring of generosity should not go unnoticed and to him and his parents, a huge thank you.

Esther Kreil

Editor’s note: In speaking with the parents, who gave permission to use Steele’s name, the goal was to do a pay-it-forward project meant to celebrate others. Young Steele was pleased to take part.

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