A good neighbor comes in many forms.
It may be someone who keeps an eye on your kids when they’re playing outside or someone who pet sits for you when your family is on vacation. Some even go above and beyond to make your community a great place to live by picking up trash in neighborhood parks or volunteering to start youth programs at the local library.
As a way to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day on Friday, Sept. 28, we asked readers to share their stories about the people who make Tinely Park thrive. Here's what they had to say on the Tinley Park Patch Facebook page.
Katie Frankenfield: "My awesome neighbor dry walled our entire basement for free!!!"
Elizabeth Cupcake: "My neighbor Kathy waters for me all of the time. My flowers would be dead without her!"
I don' t live in tinley but last blizzard my husband got stuck in his tow truck over an hour away. The blizzard knocked out the power to the house and it got cold fast. My neighbor used his snow blower on our driveway so I could take my pets to my mother in laws where it was warm.
The summer before that we had a tornado pass right behind us. It took out some of our trees leaving the roads blocked. Our whole neighborhood got together to clear the streets. It touched down in the yard of a neighbor n knocked down trees all over her garden. Everyone helped again to clear the trees.
One more. When our new neighbors moved in we loaned them our power drill because theirs was packed still.
Dawn Zambrano: "My neighbors have plowed and shoveled my driveway every snow fall for the last 3 years. And they return our escape artist pets back into our backyard. :)"
TELL US: Who are the great neighbors in Tinley? Who makes the village a great place to live? Honor them by sharing your story in the comments section.
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