Brooklyn Center man honored for building bus stop on front lawn

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A Brooklyn Center man's efforts to keep people safe has earned him an honor from the city.

The Star Tribune reports Jerry Evans, 72, was one of 21 people recently honored with one of Brooklyn Center's Random Acts of Kindness certificates for building a bus stop on his own front lawn.

According to the paper, Evans sprung into action after seeing parents and children standing inches from traffic while waiting for city buses on busy Brooklyn Boulevard.

A retired landscape designer, Evans made and installed benches, a retaining wall and did some landscaping on his lawn so riders wouldn't have to wait so close to the street.

Evans was honored at the city's Random Acts of Kindness ceremony last month.

According to the City of Brooklyn Center website, others were honored for such acts as finding lost dogs, sharing produce with neighbors, coordinating a free meals program for the needy, and transporting residents to the clinic.

Brooklyn Center has been honoring Random Acts of Kindness since 1997.

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