'Beautiful soul': Residents speak out about "Mr Happy"

JIM Cole has an infectious smile and a friendly wave that makes almost all of Boyne Tannum residents proud.

The 87-year-old Boyne Island resident has become popular for his friendly charm and for waving to people while he's on his daily walk.

Always happy Boyne Island resident Jim Cole with Will, 6, Alex, 5  and Zoe Richardson, 3.
Always happy Boyne Island resident Jim Cole with Will, 6, Alex, 5 and Zoe Richardson, 3.

We shared his story on Facebook and were inundated with comments from residents who enjoy seeing Mr Cole.

The story was also shared on Tannum/Boyne Classifieds.

Here's what you had to say online:

Julie Ellicott: I always wave back and honk the horn. Lovely old bloke. More people should be like him.

Gypsy Leanne: I just love him. I'm doing Wheatbags out of a shop at the Boyne Plaza and he always pops in and says hello. Always smiling. He has an elderly friend who has not been well of late who he has helped, such a beautiful soul, wish there was more like him.

Sinead Keogh: He makes my day when I see him!

Sandy Vincent: He is an awesome man and I always feel privileged if we cross paths to get a big grin and a wave from him.

Kerrie Lisle: Love seeing Jim mist mornings for us to make his day and for him to make ours - smiles are contagious and how can you not wave back 👍

Karen McLeod: We always stop for a chat if we see him about...even gave him a feed of fresh fish as he came down to the ramp to see how we went....

Charmaine Mann: Many years ago Mr Cole lived up the road from us and always walked his dogs and spoke to firstly our two children and eventually 6 our 2 eldest said his dogs looked like teddy bears and to this day he is still referred to by our family as the teddybear man lol

Ruth Duncan: Always smiles and has something nice to say to me in Woolworths. Love you Sir!

Christine Hicks: Such a lovely man. Always stops for a chat. We even received a Christmas card from him hand delivered on Christmas Day!

Sue Goodward: Love it good on you Jim you've been bringing a smile to my days for years.xxxx

Janet Hadley: He waves every day i pass him,reminds me of my late uncle,he did exactly the same thing.
Beautiful man.

Shaunnish Dearden: Mr Jim was always so nice when he came in for coffee

Please note: It was originally incorrectly published Mr Cole was 97 years old. We apologise for the misunderstanding. He is 87 years old.



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