Random Acts of Kindness: Mo­tor­cy­clists de­liv­ered twice in help­ing out a lost mo­tor­ist


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On a driv­ing tour on July 6, we got lost. We saw two mo­tor­cy­clists about to leave a gas sta­tion.

“Can you help us find Ell­wood City?” I asked.

The man on one of the mo­tor­cy­cles said he and his wife were headed there and we could fol­low them. We did. The man rode his bike in the lead, his wife fol­lowed and we were in the rear in our car.

In Ell­wood City they pulled over, and we stopped be­hind. Jim said he and his wife, Pam, were go­ing to the an­nual crafts fair there. We de­cided to at­tend also.

When we ar­rived at the park­ing area for the fair, there was a $5 charge. But when it was our turn to en­ter and I prof­fered the $5, the at­ten­dant said that Jim in front had al­ready paid it for us.

What a truly gen­er­ous thing for this to­tal stranger to do. Such a won­der­ful ran­dom act of kind­ness.

LAWRENCE KENNEDY

Mt. Leb­a­non

Bus driv­ers de­serve praise for their spe­cial as­sis­tance

I am a phys­i­cally dis­abled woman in a power chair and have been us­ing Port Au­thor­ity since they first be­gan to have ac­ces­sible buses. Over the years I have met many won­der­ful op­er­a­tors and I’d like to high­light a cou­ple.

On July 9, I was at­tempt­ing to cross the street at Mar­ket Square to catch the 67 bus to Mon­ro­eville. I was hav­ing dif­fi­culty with the curb-cut, and I saw the 67 ap­proach­ing.

I thought, “Oh, no, I hate when the bus is com­ing and I’m go­ing to miss it,” but then to my sur­prise the bus driver, Con­nie, who picks me up of­ten in Oak­land, stopped the bus, crossed the street and helped me onto the bus. I was re­ally moved by her act of kind­ness.

About a month ago, an­other bus driver blessed me with yet an­other act of kind­ness. I was stuck in a tor­ren­tial down­pour and was go­ing as fast as I could to catch my bus. It was com­ing, but I wasn’t close enough to make it. The driver, Dee, stopped the bus early to let me on. This act of kind­ness saved not only me but my power chair as well.

People are al­ways quick to crit­i­cize bus driv­ers for what they don’t do right, but we need to cel­e­brate those who go out of their way to help oth­ers. I en­joy my in­de­pen­dence, but some­times I need a help­ing hand; I want to thank those who sim­ply help make my life bet­ter.

SHIRLEY ABRIOLA

Mon­ro­eville

Others made sure he had won­der­ful time at con­cert

I have two won­der­ful friends who in­vited me to at­tend with them the trib­ute “Play It Again, Marvin” on June 28 at Heinz Hall.

Due to lower-back pain and 94 years of age, I am lim­ited in walk­ing. We had sep­a­rate seats, and I had the good for­tune to sit next to a great, friendly cou­ple, Gerry and John. All of them went out of their way to see that I was “cared” for in ev­ery as­pect, as the con­cert was a sell­out and the traf­fic ex­tremely heavy. In ad­di­tion, the ush­ers at Heinz Hall were so ac­com­mo­dat­ing in ev­ery way.

I just had to write to ex­press my ap­pre­ci­a­tion and thanks to all the won­der­ful peo­ple who al­lowed me to thor­oughly en­joy an out­stand­ing event. What a won­der­ful city in which we live!

MORTON PARKER

White­hall

Stranger’s of­fer of two tick­ets led to great game with nephew

My hus­band and I were look­ing at paint in Home De­pot in Ohio Town­ship on Sun­day morn­ing when we were ap­proached by a woman who so kindly of­fered us her tick­ets to that day’s Pirates game.

We gladly ac­cepted and made our plans. I took my 8-year-old nephew, whom I hadn’t seen in two weeks since he had been on va­ca­tion with his fam­ily. We had such a won­der­ful time cheer­ing on the Bucs, and get­ting to share in that one-on-one time with my nephew was just price­less.

Thank you for the tick­ets — you to­tally made our day! I will be sure to pay it for­ward when given the op­por­tu­nity.

JILL KENNANE

Re­serve


Has some­one done you right? Send your Ran­dom Act of Kind­ness to page2@post-ga­zette.com, or write to Port­fo­lio, Post-Ga­zette, 34 Blvd. of the Al­lies, Pitts­burgh, PA 15222.

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