90-year-old volunteer gets birthday surprise

RAPID CITY, S.D. – For about 15 years Nels Johnson has volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Every Tuesday he comes in and volunteers with the organization. This Tuesday his coworkers decided to surprise him for his 90th birthday. 

Johnson has always been a man of service. He is an Air Force veteran and has spent most of his days giving to others. His fellow volunteers were excited to honor him and be with him for this milestone birthday.

When he arrived for his usual shift he was greeted with cookies and a big Happy Birthday. When asked why he sticks with it he said he likes seeing the look on people’s faces. For him, it is nice to know that he is able to brighten up someone’s day.

He hopes to continue to volunteer for Meals on Wheels for as long as he can.


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