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Students meet their hero who sings Goodwill song


A group of Brentwood kindergartners had a very special Valentine's Day as they met the man responsible for a song that has motivated them to spread a little love.

Robert Guerard, a Goodwill employee, could feel the love Thursday at Lipscomb Elementary School. He penned the class theme song that helps start the children's day each morning.

His catchy song, It's a Good Day Today, is prominently featured in a Goodwill commercial.

Guerard has worked in a Goodwill warehouse for six years and has never let his blindness hold him back. That's the message he wanted to share with his song.

"The more you give, the more it is returned to you. It is just powerful. Love is powerful," he said. "And being positive is what you have to do, and that is the only way I survived."

The song's message has definitely stirred up excitement with Reneta Gilliland's kindergarten class.

"I taught my little sister. She is only 2 and now she sings it with me," said student Ivie Faulk.

It's a chain of love extended with Braille cards, donations and hugs from a class now inspired to make a difference.

"Well, they make compliments to each other all the time. One little girl says she walks around the neighborhood and meets people and tells them to have a good day," Gilliland said.

Complete with his Braille crown made of split peas, it was, indeed, a good day - full of love - for Guerard.

"I won't ever forget this day. Man, I am 65, and this is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me, you know," he said.

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