Cooper and Virginia: An Unlikely Pair

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With more than 80 years between their ages, Cooper and Virginia were an unlikely pair. But it didn’t take long during the week Cooper served with Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City until he and Virginia gravitated toward each other.

Virginia, 97, normally doesn’t even choose to play bingo, but she decided today was different since the youth were there.

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Meanwhile, Cooper was on his very first YVC project and had specifically chosen this project since he likes working with the elderly.

“I like hearing their stories,” he said. “I signed up to come back next week!”

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Since this was just one connection from one project this summer, we can only imagine how many other times friendships were built, days were improved and smiles were brightened.

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