Random acts of kindness
STUDENTS studying English as a second language at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology were assigned by teacher Patricia Culleton-Koebel to write about a random act of kindness they experienced. Here are some of their assignments (the remainder will appear in next Saturday’s paper): ONE day late last year, after I came to Winnipeg, my car didn’t work.
I didn’t know what happened, and I felt anxious. So, I asked my WeChat friends. Then, more friends answered me. A friend came to my house and gave my car a boost.
I appreciated the help. Many thanks for my friends’ kindness. WE are new residents settled in Winnipeg.
Every week, my family walks to buy food at Superstore. We don’t have a car.
One time, about one year ago, my neighbour saw us and let us borrow a bag with wheels so we could walk easily over long distances in winter weather.
I was so thankful for their help. ONE day in 2014, I went shopping in Costco.
When I finished shopping and went back home, I couldn’t find my wallet. So, I quickly went to Costco again. I asked a worker at the information desk about my wallet.
The worker told me someone gave it to a supervisor. I was so happy because there were very important cards in my wallet.
I asked if they had any information about the person who turned in my wallet, but the supervisor doesn’t know his name, so I didn’t get his name and his phone number. I couldn’t say appreciative words to him.
Many thanks for the kindness. ONE day this past summer, I needed to repair the side door of my house. My son and I tried it many times.
However, we couldn’t fix the door because we didn’t know how to fix the door. We were confused.
My neighbour Tomas saw us and he came to my house with tools. He fixed my door.
I will never forget him and his kindness. I appreciated the help. TWO years ago there was war in Israel. I was very scared and worried about my family.
That was summer. My husband worked in a big company, and I, with my two daughters, was at home. In Israel, all companies have a bomb-proof shelter, but my home didn’t. It was very scary and very dangerous for us.
One day my friend Helen called me on the phone and said, “I’ve bought three tickets for your and you daughters for today. Come on! I will wait for you at the airport!”
We arrived in Istanbul and stayed there for one month. This was a very fun time, with lots of sightseeing for us.
I never forget this help from my friends Helen and Omer! I’m full of gratitude for their help! and waiting, at last we got a call.
One man found Jean and took him to his home. Jean lived there with the man’s family around two weeks. That whole time, the family looked after him.
My family was very happy to get Jean back, and we were also very grateful that family cared about our dog. ONE time last summer, I went to the park. My family was playing a game on the lawn.
A few minutes later, someone said, “Is that car yours?” “Yes. Why?” The man said, “That is a no-parking zone. So, you must move that car now.”
I moved my car to another parking zone. When I came back, I didn’t see him. I missed saying, “Thanks a lot.”
I now know the parking rules in the park. I appreciated his help. ONE time, two years ago, when I was in Canada, I lost my way home.
I was anxious, but I met a wonderful man. When I told him the address for my home, he pointed out the correct way to get to my home. After one hour, I got home.
I was so thankful for his help.