Random Acts of Kindness: Fond memories made even sweeter
April 6, 2017 12:00 AM
Fond memories made even sweeter
Several months after my husband died, I ventured over to Calabria’s in Castle Shannon, our favorite restaurant, for dinner. Seated at my small table, memories came flooding back of all the happy times we dined together there and the party we held celebrating our 60th anniversary.
Waitresses stopped to welcome me back and express their sympathy for my loss.
When I prepared to leave, I was astonished to learn that the couple at the next table had paid for my dinner! As they did not give me their names but said they are not from the South Hills area, there is nothing I can do to thank them for their kindness. Hopefully, one day I can do something to help cheer someone else whose heart is hurting also.
Angels in an SUV
Back in December, I was walking down Cedar Avenue near the Giant Eagle on the North Side. Three nice-looking gentlemen were in an SUV that was pulling over to the curb. I thought they were seeking me out for directions. Instead, they were intent on giving me a crisp, new $20 bill. I tried to resist, but they were very determined.
Those angels paid for the asthma medication I would not have been able to purchase that day had they not come along. If I live to be 100, I will never forget the kindness in their faces. Thank you so much!
MARY CHRISTINE WALKER
She’s over the moon
I recently received a little slice of humanity. I love this city. It has its ups and downs, but for the most part, it is a fantastic place to live, work, and play. I had dropped (or left) my Sailor Moon wallet in the Strip District. I couldn’t believe it! I ripped apart my house, car, and work areas. Nothing. Not only were my cards, ID’s and insurance in there, but it had a pair of earrings from my grandma. The following week my wallet was in my mailbox. I was in shock. I screamed and jumped for joy outside of my house with my neighbors looking on in confusion. Someone had taken it to the downtown post office and mailed it. Everything was there and undamaged.
I am so thankful to whoever returned it. Sir or madam, if you are reading this, please know how much your kindness and honesty meant. I hope that the world honors you for your act of brotherly/sisterly love and compassion. I may never meet you, but I want to tell you thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you are ever in the Strip, please stop by the Harp and Fiddle. There will be a pint waiting for you. Cheers friend!
ASHLEY KAY BRAHOSKY
A treat for a vet
I am a 77 year old Vietnam Veteran riding in my big time red power scooter. I was waiting in line at the Panera Bread restaurant located at 3401 Boulevard of the Allies in the Quality Inn, when this beautiful young lady in her red jacket came in, paid for my food and gave me a business card with random acts of kindness on it. I told her no but she insisted. Thank you!
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