We had a full day today. In the morning we went to Maimonides elementary school to say thank you to the children who have been davening for Benny the last 14 months. Today was the first time they met Benny or Binyomin Chaim as they know him. They knew me as Faigie Sarah (I havent been called by my full name since I was a little girl). I didn’t mind one bit.
The junior high was quite moved meeting Benny. The 1st and 2nd graders were literally jumping for joy. If Benny knew anything about fame, he sure would feel good on that alone.
He primarily was interested in riding the bikes in the playground and sliding down the slide. He did enjoy when the 1st graders sang Ani Ma’amin. And he loved Emily’s excitement when she heard Benny is BH doing better.
After school we headed to the Grove for a quick errand at the post office. We stopped off at Coffee Bean for Benny’s favorite drink, a carmel ice blend and then hopped on the trolley for a ride. Benny waved to all those walking below. Maybe he does know his celebrity status after all !
After the Grove we had another errand to go on downtown.
The errand was near a fire station and so we knocked on the fire station door and said hi. The fireman and dog “Bear” gave us such a warm greeting a even took us on a ride in the fire truck for about 5 minutes. Benny really enjoyed the ride and even getting licked by the dog.