Over the past few months, the Wietbrock family of West Lafayette, California, has noticed baby turtles from nearby ponds trying to cross busy streets. Of course, these streets aren’t safe for them -- which inspired eight-year-old Jack Wietbrock to get involved.
Jack wrote a letter to the Mayor of West Lafayette -- John Dennis -- asking that a “Turtle Crossing” signs be installed to warn drivers to slow down and keep their eyes open for the special animals.
Mayor Dennis took the request to a government meeting and had city workers get to work on it immediately.
The city's very first “Turtle-Xing” signs were installed later that day, thanks to Jack’s thoughtfulness and ambition. (Journal & Courier)