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Alvaro Barberena, Bus Driver at Georgetown University

Alvaro Barberena, Bus Driver at Georgetown University

“Sometimes the students say, ‘I've always wanted to thank you because you always say hi to me every morning with a smile.’

"I tell them about my family and my 3 Pit Bulls – I have 2 male and 1 female that I adopted from the Humane Society in DC 7 years ago. Their names are Rumor, Chunky Monkey, and Remy Martin - like the drink! Rumor was found roaming the streets in DC. People thought she was pregnant but it turns out that she had a tumor in one of her kidneys. They couldn’t save her kidney.

Anthony "Tracy" Smith, Crosswalk Guard at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Anthony "Tracy" Smith, Crosswalk Guard at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

"I believe that God will always put you where you need to be. He told me that I need to be here. 12 years ago, my father got killed in a crosswalk.. he was just a pedestrian. He got killed in the North East DC – between 6th & Florida Avenue. My dad worked at the market as a Meatman - everyone used to call him Mr. Sam. He had good character, made people smile, was a hard worker, and everybody liked him. I do this job for [my father]… this is where I need to be – keeping everybody safe. And just knowing that gives me more energy and a brighter smile.