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A 94-year-old man built a pool to 'bring a bit of joy' to his home and neighborhood after his wife's death


A 94-year-old retired judge decided to build an in-ground pool for his Minnesota neighborhood after the death of his wife.

"The house was pretty darn quiet when she was gone," 94-year-old Keith Davison told ABC News.

Davison lost his wife Evy to cancer in April 2016 and ever since, Keith said he's felt like he "needed to do something more."

To fill the void, Davison decided to install an in-ground pool in the backyard. He contacted a company in Hopkins, Minnesota, that installed a pool at his previous home and they took care of the rest.

Ever since the pool opened in July, families from the neighborhood have been flocking to his pool for some relief from the heat.

Jessica Huebner told NBC affiliate KARE that she jokes with Davison saying, “You kind of adopted our whole neighborhood of kids, these are your grandkids."

Huebner told ABC News she's glad her kids got to see someone truly "doing something out of the goodness of his heart."

Davison said he's just happy to know the pool has brought some joy to the community.

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