Joann Isom, better known as the friendly crossing guard on South Road, always shouts this to cars and students as they wait to cross.
Recently, students have expressed their gratitude in a way other than yelling back “Thank you” to Isom.
It started with a Feb. 3 post on the Overheard at UNC Facebook page where one student shared their appreciation for Isom. Thousands of other students on the page clicked “like” to agree.
Though she has been working at UNC as a crossing guard for eight years and has said that the students here have always been nice, she did not realize how much attention students actually gave her.
Isom was the last to find out about her popularity on campus. After the Facebook post about her gained popularity, a student stopped her at the bus stop to show her the post.
“It made me feel really appreciated,” she said. “I was like wow, I didn’t know I was thought about like that.”
Students who cross South Road every day see the most of Isom. First-year Emily Gibson lives on south campus, so she sees her whenever she goes to class.
She said that she is grateful for Isom.