The Watsonia North crossing supervisor who safely ferries children across Macorna Street each morning has been nominated for humanitarian award due to outstanding contribution to the community. And the basis of the nomination centres as much around her infectiously cheery disposition as it does around her road safety skills.

The woman behind the nomination, Liz Stanley, told The Watsonia Bugle, “She’s just the best isn’t she? Every morning, no matter what kind of mood I’m in, when I see her smiling and waving at me I just have to wave back. It brightens my morning, every single time. I’ve never actually met her, or spoken to her, but I love her. There it is, I said it.”

While Stanley is yet to hear back from the United Nations about the status of the nomination, she remains hopeful of the chances for a successful outcome. She said, “Who knows how long these things take. But, just quietly, I’m pretty confident she’ll be recognised before the end of the year.”