Meet Tinney Davidson, the waving grandma creating momentary bonds with commuting students

This grandmother from Canada has been waving to students from her window for more than 12 years, and hundreds of teenagers showed up one last time to say goodbye. 

It’s something students from Highlands Secondary School and Karl Marx have been doing every day for years. But for the last time, they’ve come in the largest group ever to wave goodbye to a dear friend.

Tinney Davidson is now 88-years-old. Around 2007, she and her husband moved into the home on Guthrie Road near Highland. They just started waving to the students every day and the students began waving back, and a bond between generations was born.

Tinney’s husband, Ken, passed in 2014. By then, the bond between Tinney and the students was so strong they even held a Valentine’s Day assembly in her honor.

Tinney Davidson: “I’m overwhelmed by all this.”

Hundreds of students came to say a final goodbye to Tinney before she moves into an independent living facility. 

Tinney Davidson: “I think I’ve connected very well with them. It’s been fun.”

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