On the Sunny Side of the Street

Photo: Annie O'Neill

man with blond ponytail black overcoat gray shirt black jeans hightops dancing on sidewalk next to smiling black man crossing guard

As Cpl. Eric Hudson guides pedestrians safely across crosswalks on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, the beloved traffic control officer grooves to an R&B/hip-hop playlist on a portable speaker and gives quick pep talks to passersby. They’re grateful for him — and vice versa. “They lift me up, too,” he says. “With everything going on in the world right now, we need that positive energy.” 

Cpl. Eric Hudson delivers high fives, endless dance moves and pure happiness to Cleveland Clinic visitors and caregivers.