Doorbell Camera Captures Sanitation Worker's Kindness to Elderly Missouri Woman

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Billy Shelby, a Missouri sanitation worker in the Kansas City area, had been wheeling an elderly woman’s trash can back up her long driveway for several months after witnessing her fall attempting the task in January.

But after footage of Shelby’s now-regular gesture of kindness toward 88-year-old Opal Zucca was posted online on October 15, the driver for Waste Management has become an online hero.

Zucca’s daughter Colette Kingston shared the video of Shelby guiding her mother back up the driveway of Zucca’s Independence, Missouri, home on Facebook.

After returning Zucca’s trash can to its spot beside the house, Shelby gives her a hug and jovially compliments her hair. “God bless you, as always, darling,” Shelby says in the video.

In the post, Kingston detailed the story behind it.

“In January, my mom fell while trying to bring the trash can back up her driveway and got hurt. This gentleman from Waste Management was there when it happened,” she wrote. “Ever since, he has brought the can back up the driveway for mom. This was him today helping her; he demonstrates such care for her. It takes a village,” she said, adding that the “small kind gesture” serves as an “enormous relief for us.”

Kingston rounded off the note with, “Thank you kind sir. Love, the Zucca family.”

Shelby soon had local media requesting interviews, and he told Fox 4 News that he “made a point of making sure” that Zucca’s incident in January would not be repeated. Credit: Colette Kingston via Storyful

  • G
    Just shows there are still loving, caring people in the world. You are one great man, Mr. Shelby!
  • k
    What a sweet man! God bless Billy!
  • C
    A simple task, a few moments of his time, and he has shown that the world can be a better place, thanks to ordinary people. thank you, Mr.Shelby.
  • J
    May God Bless Billy Shelby ! Great job !!
  • J
    Kudos to you sir. These are the stories I will always stop to read...and wish there were more of. This one, started my day off with a smile and my heart full of admiration!
  • D
    Great story, our sanitation works are always so polite and fun as my kids watch them. Always waving and honking the horn (seems small task) but brings a smile to my kids face . Great people still do exist, media should do more reporting on it than the negative.
  • R
    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God a heartwarming story of kindness, this could not have come at a better time, love and kindness for one another !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • M
    Wonderful man! What a relief for that lady, and her family knowing she’s being assisted. It doesn’t take much to lend a helping hand. And, Yahoo......again, please stop with the unrelated videos one after the other! I ALWAYS only care about the story I clicked on. How annoying!
  • K
    The kindhearted sanitation worker was later identified as 50-year-old Billy Shelby
    Shelby and Zucca waved goodbye to one another, with the friendly encounter appearing to brighten the elderly woman's day.
    Zucca's daughter, Collette Kingston, later viewed the footage after getting a notification on her phone from Ring security cameras, alerting her that there had been movement in her mother's driveway.
    'It made me teary-eyed to see that someone would be so compassionate and caring,' she told Fox News on Wednesday.
    'I've noticed him a few times on the camera returning the trash can, but not to this personal extent,' she said.......
    Missouri sanitation worker seen helping 88-year-old woman
  • S
    A true measure of a person, is what they do when no one is watching. Billy is a true ray of hope!