Over the last month or so, I have been taking a new route to work each morning. This route takes me a long U.S. Hwy. 80 east of town toward E. Union St.

Each morning, I am greeted by the same waving arm and same smiling face from Bennie Moore. He comes out to the corner of Highway 80 and Deerfield Boulevard every morning to wave to every vehicle that passes by.

In 2016, Michelle Bates wrote a story about Bennie and the reasons why he does what he does.
“It takes more energy to frown than it does to smile,”


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