A 94-year-old man who recently laid his wife to rest is battling loneliness by bringing smiles to the kids in his neighborhood.

“You just can’t imagine what it’s like,” Keith Davison told KARE. “You cry a lot. That’s just the way it is, because she’s not here.”

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Davison, a retired judge, said he’s felt lonely since the death of his wife, Evy. So in late spring, he installed a pool in his backyard to bring happiness to the families in his Morris, Minnesota neighborhood.

“It’s spreading joy throughout our neighborhood for these kids,” said neighbor Jessica Huebner.

Davison has three children of his own, but no grandkids. He enjoys taking a swim when the kids aren’t around, but mostly he’s glad his home is filled with laughter.

“I’m not sitting by myself looking at the walls,” said Davison. “What else would you think of doing where you could have a whole bunch of kids over every afternoon?”

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