I originally had this little story tagged on to another blog post,
but after some thought I decided it needed it's own space☺
I wanted to share this with you.
This tree is in the middle of the loop of the off-ramp leading
from the Glenn Hwy to the Old Glenn Hwy.
It is the ONLY tree inside that loop.
And believe me when I tell you this tree is in the middle of no where.
For about 10 miles around there are no buildings,
no homes , no businesses, no street lights, no nothing but
commuters commuting, and it is DARK.
Photo by Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News
This first happened about 3 years ago, right around Christmas,
I'm driving along and all of a sudden, OMG LOOK AT THAT!!!
Someone has been lighting up this tree every Winter for the last
three years, and that person has chosen to stay anonymous.
Radio stations, local television news shows and the Daily News
have all asked the question "Who lights the tree?"
Obviously, the person or persons in question do not
want to be known and not a single person has blabbed.
The lights are battery operated and it is set on a timer so that it shines
only when it's dark (which is alot this time of year) and
it is maintained, if any lights burn out or there is wind damage you can
bet that within a couple of days it will be good as new.
This is not a short tree, this is probably at least
8 - 10 feet tall.
(I have been informed that the tree is closer to 20 feet tall. WOW!)
Someone out there takes a lot of time and effort every year
to make a whole bunch of strangers smile.
And it literally makes me teary eyed
EVERY SINGLE TIME
I see that tree.
It just makes me feel good inside.
Whoever you are THANK YOU!
Wouldn't it be so awesome if everyone could be that selfless?