Iowa has its personal “Sweet Man” and his identify is Bob Williams, a 93-year-old retired trainer and soccer coach who likes to go round city handing out Hershey’s chocolate bars to anybody he encounters.
He began the custom a couple of decade in the past and has since given away almost 6,000 sweet bars, Inside Version famous.
Every week Williams will go to his native Greenback Basic and buy packing containers of chocolate bars in the course of the retailer’s common gross sales.
He then palms the chocolate out in hopes of brightening somebody’s day.
“He’d depart one and say, ‘You give that to somebody who you already know wants a smile on their face at this time,'” one unidentified girl stated, in response to Inside Version.
The act of kindness has earned him the title of a “legend” amongst group members, however Williams shrugs this off.
Neighbors described the kind-hearted “Sweet Man” as a person who “would not like to speak about himself” however whom everybody round city loves, Fox Information reported.
“He is educating all of us the right way to pay it ahead,” an unidentified group member stated.
Williams stated he began out small after noticing that each time he handed out a Hershey’s bar to somebody, it introduced a smile to their face, the Quad Metropolis Instances reported.
He tries to recollect the names of everybody he palms a chocolate bar to, which is a large activity contemplating how many individuals he encounters weekly.
He frequently takes 18 chocolate bars to the physician’s workplace, the place “there are two Lisas, a Mary Beth and a Cindy that lives in Maquoketa.”
He additionally likes to take chocolate bars to the gasoline stations and together with him when he visits the bike path between Eldridge and Lengthy Grove, the place he purchased a reminiscence bench for his spouse who handed away.
His neighbor, Jan Hartwig-Heeggen, informed Quad Metropolis that Williams was so particular as a result of he was not caught previously, however appeared to the longer term.
“He sees the large image,” she stated. “He is ahead wanting. It is one of many causes he is a pleasure to be round. He would not dwell on himself.”