Boy ignores footballers and celebs to call his grandma his hero in homework

Boy ignores footballers and celebs to call his grandma his hero in homework


Well, this is lovely.

When Bailey Walker, 11, was tasked with writing about his hero for some school homework, he knew exactly who to pick.

Rather than dedicating his work to footballers and celebrities like most of his classmates, Bailey chose to write about his nan, Diane Fitzgerald, 62.

Bailey, from Hayes in south-east London, wrote that his grandma is his hero because of the work she does as a carer for the elderly.

He also praised her for helping make cakes with him and his brother called Caiden.

His letter – part of his work at Worsley Bridge Primary School, in Beckenham – read: ‘My nan helps elderly.

‘She helps them by getting them changed, get the food and do showers.

‘My nan is my hero because she helps others first.

‘She bakes lovely cakes for me and Caiden. I would like to be a baker and open my own shop with my nan’s recipes.

‘I sometimes help my nan with the cakes. She is a star in my world. She means a lot to me.’

Diane was touched by Bailey’s words.

‘To be honest it made me want to cry,’ Diane said.

‘I was just amazed and it made me feel tearful but I was really proud of him.

‘When I asked him why he picked me and not his mum or dad he said it was because I look after older people.’

Diane has been a carer at Elmes Homecare in Beckenham for over two years.

She was awarded carer of the year in 2018 and her boss, Donna Hider, said she was an inspiration to many.

The manager said: ‘We have had a compliment from every single client she has gone to.

‘She is just an absolute star and has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known.

‘I think the exact same as her grandson – she is a true hero.

‘Diane is just a wonderful lady.’

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