Most who have driven through San Tan Valley have come across "Squirrel", a local resident who enjoys sitting on the street corner with a sign that simply reads, "Just Smile". He waves at everyone who drives or walks by and brings a smile to everyone who sees him.
Recently, Squirrel had run into a bit of trouble, and as a result of missing a court date, had a warrant issued for his arrest. While at Walmart one day, an officer saw him and he was arrested. With Squirrel at the time, was his faithful companion Marley and his few possessions that he carries with him everywhere. A concerned citizen, who would like to remain unnamed, stepped up and offered to take Marley and Squirrel's possessions, until Squirrel was released. With all of the confusion, Squirrel did not get the name or contact information for the person who offered to help, so when he was released, he wondered how long it would take to be reunited with Marley again.
Squirrel, the eternal optimist, knew he'd find Marley some day, but thought it would take a "long time". After concerned residents reached out SanTanValley.com asking for help to spread the word about Squirrel's situation, the search was on to find the good Samaritan who had Marley. In less than a day, Squirrel was reunited with Marley and his personal possessions. Not only had Marley been well taken care of, but she had also been micro-chipped, so Squirrel would always be able to find her.
Just one more reason to smile in San Tan Valley!BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS