Glenda Byerly, her parents Ken and Janet Gill and five children, took two goats to visit residents at the local nursing home a few weeks ago.
“We all thought it would be fun to surprise the staff and residents with the goats,” Byerly said. “They are fainting goats so they are unique.”
These particular goats are small enough for the children to carry throughout the home. The Gills diapered the goats so no messes would be left behind which made for some laughs.
“It sure made the residents smile,” Byerly said. “They would see the diapers on them and just laugh!”
The residents weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the visit. Sophia Lauck, Cohen Gill, Tiernee Freeman, Kaitlyn Byerly and Ava McFarland also enjoyed bringing the goats to see the residents.
They are all 4-H members of various Knox County clubs, according to Byerly.
“They are just good friends wanting to do a random act of kindness,” she said. “The residents all hoped we’d come back again.”