The Good News Is... Balloon man blows up smiles

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - David Taylor carries at least 40 latex balloons in his pocket at all times.

Wherever the 89 year old man goes, he blows them up and gives them to kids.

The smiles he gets in return is all the payment he gets, or needs.

Taylor started giving away balloons in 2001 when his wife died. He needed something to pick him up and make him smile.

The balloons did the trick.

Click the red camera icon to see the Balloon Man

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