In the spirit of the holidays, I will share some touching stories over the next few days on the kindness of strangers.
Clarence Stephens, Kentucky — One day, I locked my keys and cell phone inside my car. A teenager riding his bike saw me kick a tire and blast some choice words, so he stopped to ask what was wrong. I told him what happened and explained that even if he could call his wife to bring the spare key, she wouldn’t be able to bring it to him because this was their only car. The teenager handed over his cell phone and told me to call my wife to let her know that he was coming to get the key. An hour later, he returned with the key.
Donna Moerie, North Carolina — One evening, I left a restaurant ahead of a woman who was assisting her elderly mom. My arthritic knee felt weak to climb the curb. Suddenly, to my right appeared an arm to assist. It was that of the elderly mom. My heart was so touched.
Liliana Figueroa, Arizona — I stopped at a deli and ordered a bagel. It was toasty and I couldn’t wait to dig in. Then, I noticed an older indigent gentleman sitting at the bus stop. Knowing it would probably be his only warm meal of the day, I gave him my bagel. Later at work, someone offered me half of her bagel. I was so delighted because I realized that in one way or another, we are all looked after.
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