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Graham Hyson Helps a New "Little Buddy"

Submitted by on Mar 05, 2012 - 11:11am
Posted in Miscellaneous|Westin Passion

Graham Hyson and Little BuddyGraham Hyson and Little Buddy

Graham Hyson has been working at the Westin Nova Scotian for 15 years and over those 15 years, he has touched a lot of lives with his kindness.  The most recent recipient of Graham’s compassion is a little 4-month-old kitten he named ‘Little Buddy’. 

Among Graham’s many duties at the Halifax hotel, he takes care of the grounds.  While outside cleaning up the parking lot Thursday morning, Graham found ‘Little Buddy’ cold, dirty and cornered by 3 crows.  Graham came to his rescue and brought the kitten to the vet for a full check-up…at his own expense.  We sat down with Graham in the maintenance office and was able to get his story on video.

Click here to watch!

Graham has a heart of gold and is known around the Westin Nova Scotian for always lending a hand and giving back.  His homemade bread and strawberry jam are the first to sell when we hold bake sale fundraisers for the IWK Children’s Hospital and he is quick to participate in every event we have to raise money for charity.  Graham shows the same care & concern for his fellow associates and our hotel guests.  Thank you Graham!

Mike Vasseur from banquets at Halifax conference hotel was quick to start a "Cash for Kitties" donation bin to help for the costs associated with Little Buddy's vet bill. So far, Mike and the hotel have raised over $100 to help Graham and the kitten. Thank you to Mike and associates for your kindness.

Patti Nevins wrote 03.05.12
at 09:45
Yeah Graham!
It is so nice to read that Little Buddy has found such a compassionate friend after the trials of his young life. Thank you for passing along a wonderful 'warm' storey. I've had the good fortune of staying at the Westin Nova Scotian a couple of times, and having expierienced the wonderful hospitality, it doesn't surprise me that they employ such a caring person as Graham. I hope I am able to meet him on a future visit!
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