A man in Indiana was so happy with the care his parents received in their retirement living community that he decided to build a token of his appreciation.
John Tinius owns a landscaping and aquatics company. Tinius' parents lived in a retirement home in New Albany that he thinks is great. In fact, he likes the home so much that he decided to build a pond in front of it so residents can have something nice to look at, according to NewsAndTribune.com.
"This is dedicated to my parents," Tinius told a crowd at the home.
"They did an excellent job taking care of my mom and dad, so I felt this was a fitting tribute to them."
The pond is handicap-accessible and worth about $45,000. Furthermore, the 8,000 gallons of water held within it are home to an assortment of fish and turtles, says the site.
It took about four or five months to build the pond and a grant paid for most of the supplies Tinius needed, but he and his crew donated the manpower.
Taking advantage of Tinius' pond could help the home's residents keep their minds healthy. The American Journal of Neuroradiology said that physically active seniors have healthier cerebral blood vessels, and hopefully the pond will inspire the residents to spend more time outdoors.