It all started with a small act of kind­ness

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Drumheller Mail Krystin McHugh The Drumheller Mail The

Eric Dahl’s lat­est ran­dom act of kind­ness re­ceived me­dia at­ten­tion over Re­mem­brance Day for clean­ing vet­eran’s graves in the lo­cal ceme­tery but it goes much far­ther and deeper than that.

Dahl said to The Mail, “It doesn’t mat­ter, the me­dia at­ten­tion. It doesn’t make a dif­fer­ence to me, I would still be out there do­ing what I am do­ing. No­body even caught on for a cou­ple of weeks.

We all get so wrapped up in our own lit­tle worlds and we just don’t think out­side the box or for oth­ers. It’s a shame when good deeds make the news be­cause it should be like this all the time.” When my friend found a bag of home­made cook­ies some­one in the com­mu­nity had sent, he just said, ‘Thank you. You have re­stored my faith in peo­ple.’”

The first time Dahl was given much at­ten­tion for his ran­dom acts of kind­ness was the acts he com­mit­ted as The Sticky Note Ban­dit which turned to hand­ing out roses to strangers. Since then he has spread more kind­ness in the com­mu­nity and also brought honour to Veter­ans through his out of the box think­ing.

Dahl said, “It re­ally both­ers me when peo­ple tell me that we need more peo­ple in the world like me. That re­ally bugs me be­cause, well, you’re like me, she’s like me, the lady sit­ting across from you is like me. Eric Dahl has re­ceived at­ten­tion from all across Canada for his ef­forts to main­tain vet­eran’s graves at the Drumheller ceme­tery in the week lead­ing up to Re­mem­brance Day, a care package was de­liv­ered to

from Van­cou­ver to be passed onto Dahl.

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