Freddie the firefighter is a little bit of you, and a little bit of me, a little bit of all us, you know?
He’s found out what courage means.
He knows the value of time.
He knows that our time can end in a moment. We say we don’t have time to do this or that. There’s plenty of time. The trick is not to waste what we’ve been given.
And Freddie knows all these things. And so do you.
He doesn’t ask anybody for a big salary, because it would be taken from you.
He doesn’t ask for a medal or flowering recognition and he knows one more thing…that the kind things he does today may be forgotten by many tomorrow, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
He’s nice to everybody because he was taught that man is made in God’s image. He’s never met God in person and the next fella just might be him.
I would say that Freddie is a little bit of all of us.
*Adaptation from Red Skelton