Random Acts of Kindness: A savior in the the Squirrel Hill Tunnel

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Motorist felt stuck in tunnel until another came to rescue

I would like to say a thank you to the kind gentleman who helped me get out of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel this morning.

My car died just as I entered the tunnel. I had absolutely no cellphone service in the tunnel, and I was too afraid to get out of my car. I had no way to get any help.

This wonderful man pulled in front of my car and risked his life to get out of his truck to come and help me while cars were trying to get around me. He put a chain on my car and towed me out of the tunnel to safety. He was my hero!

I never even got his name but I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart.

Turtle Creek


Another patient was willing to cover co-pay requirement

I discovered to my surprise that I had to pay my doctor’s bill before even seeing the doctor. It was my first visit to that doctor, and I did not know that was their policy.

When I asked them to bill me, I was told that their policy was that if the patient did not or could not pay before the visit to the doctor, they could reschedule but they could not see the doctor..

My reaction to that was, “No thank you. I will not only not reschedule but I will never come back here.”

A patient who was waiting to be seen offered to pay the $35 co-pay for me, but I refused — although I thanked her, of course, and God-blessed her for her generosity and trust in me. She, a complete stranger, trusted me enough to be willing to pay my co-pay for me. There are so many unsung saints in the world.



Kelly led a lost driver straight to her meeting

I was so lost in Greensburg at 9:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday while attempting to make a 10 a.m. meeting.

I flagged down a lady going to her car. Very luckily for me, she came over and asked if I was having trouble. I told her where I needed to be, and she smiled and said, “You are so in the wrong area.”

Her daughter, Kelly, came over, and when told of my dilemma, she offered to drive that way and have me follow her right to my meeting. Kelly very generously gave of her time and her gas to get me there.

I’m so thankful for the kindness of this mom and her terrific daughter. They are just one more proof of how there are so many good people out there willing to give a little help.



Young man gave a boost to a couple’s anniversary

My husband and I stopped at Applebee’s in Cranberry on June 20 for a quick lunch on our 61st wedding anniversary. In the booth in front of us was a young man whose back was to us.

Sometime while we were eating my husband asked me if I was enjoying our 61st anniversary luncheon. I did not realize that the young man could hear the comment, but on finishing his lunch, he rose, turned toward me with a big smile and said, “Enjoy your day.”

I thanked him and thought no more of it until the waitress approached and said that he had paid for our lunch. We don’t know who he is, but we hope he reads this and accepts our thanks for his thoughtful and generous gift. What a lovely surprise on that particular day.


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