Thurman Davis is passionate about building toy trucks. The trucks are built with a lot more love than you might think. This is what brings joy into the hearts of everyone who uses them. kidsBoth young and old.
Every morning, Mr. Davis gets his morning coffee and heads to his garage shop.
“The house is lonely since my wife passed away. And I just live in my shop,”Davis.
His wife died almost five years back. He now spends his time making things that bring joy to others. He recalls making little oak wagons three years ago.
“It was the morning after Christmas, and it was channel nine, and they were at the Children’s Hospital. A little girl had had a kidney transplant, and they showed her Christmas tree and at the bottom of the Christmas tree was one of my little oak wagons. I almost cried.” Davis said.
He spends his time building birdhouses, doll houses, and other things. However, he spends most of his time building toy trucks.
This Christmas, he’ll donate trucks to the Children’s Hospital, Angel Tree, police departments and others.
He is on track towards building between 500 and 600 homes by the end.
Each toy has been handcrafted. Because of the amount of care and time that he puts into each truck, he refuses any sale.
Davis added a reef to one of his trucks and filled them with candy. He gave them as Christmas gifts to his neighbors. The note that was attached stated that the truck had been built by an 86 year-old assembly line. They don’t come with a warranty and there will not be any recalls.
Davis lives his life by the Shakespeare quote, “Gentlemanship comes from being generous.” “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”