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Jimmy Thompson - A Good Neighbor to All

Hometown heroes are all around us.
 
They make a difference in our daily lives and never seek recognition for their service.

This week’s 'Pay it Forward' begins in Red Bank.

That’s where we meet Geraldine McIntyre. She's anxious to ‘Pay it Forward’ to a man who is making their tight-knit apartment community a better place in which to live.
 
Geraldine McIntyre says, "Mr. (Jimmy) Thompson, he's out here everyday sweeping the sidewalks, the patios off, out in the cold... and we have about 80 apartments here. And, he carries the elderly people's garbage out, which he is elderly, too."
 
Geraldine tells me that Jimmy Thompson devotes time each day to helping his neighbors.
 
"He was out the other night in the snow sweeping the sidewalks off because he was afraid somebody would fall."

We hurry and count out our cash gift surprise, hoping to catch him before he makes his rounds.
 
Geraldine knocks on his apartment door and it's clear that he wasn't expecting any visitors.

"I'm here from McMahan Law Firm and NewsChannel 9 TV to donate you five 100 dollar bills. I appreciate what you've done around here."

A very surprised Jimmy smiles and says, "Thank you. God bless you!"

He tells Geraldine that the money will come in handy.

"Most of the people in this complex couldn't do it. I'm old myself. Well, I'm almost 70 and it needs to be done. So, I just keep moving as long as I can," Jimmy says.

.. moving others to serve and love the people around them.Jimmy Thompson - A Good Neighbor to All

Monday, January 13 2014, 06:39 PM EST

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