Random Acts of Kindness: Cable man came to rescue of cat
March 19, 2015 12:00 AM
My cat Max was chased up a telephone pole in front of my home on March 8.
I was not home at the time, and my neighbor Kathy called to tell me of the incident. Kathy said the Stowe police were called.
They came to our street and saw Max at the top of the telephone pole. The police department called the Stowe volunteer fire department, and the fire department called Comcast.
A Comcast employee was working in the area, and he came to Max’s rescue. He used the bucket on his vehicle to raise himself up to the top of the telephone pole where Max was perched. He grabbed Max and lowered him down to the street level. This Comcast employee saved my cat, who never would have been able to get off the telephone pole.
I love Max, who was my mom’s cat. I inherited him after she passed, and he is very dear to me and my family, as well as to my neighbors on Liberty Street, where he is called “Max Our Mascot.”
DONA ADAMSKI Stowe
Men jumped in to push anxious driver’s vehicle
I want to thank a group of gentlemen who helped me at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.
I was driving with my daughter on Brownsville Road in Brentwood, heading toward the city. The road conditions were horrible and traffic was bumper to bumper.
As we approached Brentwood Presbyterian Church, we started sliding on the ice. The situation became dangerous when a motorist behind us passed on the right and someone else pulled out in front of us from the right.
I was scared and very upset. Then a group of very kind gentlemen approached my car and gave us a push so we could get going. These men put themselves in danger to help strangers.
I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for their assistance. We were able to make it home safely thanks to these kind men. I hope they read this letter so they know how much we appreciated their help.
DONNA SMITH Brentwood
When she couldn’t find card, someone was quick to pay
I was at Aldi's in Bethel Park on Feb. 28, and as soon as I loaded my groceries onto the conveyor belt I opened my purse to get out my debit card.
The cashier had finished ringing up my items, but I was unable to locate my debit card. She told me that I could step aside to look for it, and when I found it she would finish my transaction. Frantically, I searched through my purse for my card as the checkout line was long.
Finally, I found my card and walked back to the cashier to wait for her to finish up with her current customer. After she finished, I let her know that I had found my debit card. She told me that the woman behind me had taken care of my bill.
I was shocked and thanked the woman and asked if I could pay for her groceries. This very kind woman politely told me no and then turned and walked out of the store. I was so surprised by this random act of kindness and was in such shock from what transpired that I do not feel I adequately thanked her.
I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart for her kindness. Her generosity made my day! My plan is to pay it forward.
LISA GALLAGHER Bethel Park
Moviegoers received surprise after a pleasant conversation
My husband and I went to the Cinemark North Hills cinema at McCandless Crossing recently to see “American Sniper.”
As we waited in line, my husband talked with the gentleman in front of him. When it was our turn to pay for our tickets, the gentleman told the cashier that he would be paying for our tickets.
We did not get his name, but his random act of kindness was very much appreciated by both of us.
RITA HIRSCHFIELD McCandless
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