Random acts of kindness
and a lady named Karen came to my rescue, helping me up and phoning my daughter for me. They stayed with me till my family got there to ferry me to emergency at Grace Hospital.
I am so appreciative to those three people. There really are lovely people in this city, and those were three of the best.
I’m sorry I don’t know the men’s names.
Staff assisted stuck seniors
ON the first snowy day in mid-December, we went to our grandson’s Christmas concert at Oak Bank Elementary School.
The exit of the parking lot was not wellmarked, and we went into the ditch while leaving.
Several people, including teachers, came to our rescue and pushed the car back onto the road. Without their assistance, we would have been waiting a good long time for a CAA tow truck.
Thanks to all who helped.
Pleased with purse’s return
I forgot my purse in a shopping cart in the parking lot at the Taylor Avenue Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 19.
I didn’t notice until I was already home, and my heart sank.
I called customer service right away, and someone had already turned it in — with everything in it.
Thank you to whoever found my purse and was nice enough to do that. I am writing to thank the three Good Samaritans who came to my rescue when I was walking home through blowing snow the night of Dec. 16.
I was on my way home from my granddaughter’s Christmas concert and was crossing Lodge WE and our neighbours were gifted with a visit Avenue at Strathmillan Road. When I took a step from one of Santa’s helpers late at night on Dec. 20.toreachthesidewalkonLodge,Ifounditwas sheer ice under the snow. Shortly after the big plows came down our
I went down very hard and was helpless on the street, someone shovelled out the windrows reground, lying on a broken arm. Two gentlemen maining at sidewalks and driveways.
Neighbour’s shovelling a surprise
In past winters, a small plow followed the huge one and cleared our access, but not this time. We were planning an early morning workout to clear what was left before it froze.
As seniors, this was a much-appreciated gift. Thank you.
Merry Christmas despite mix-up
I would like to share a story I experienced during the Christmas holidays.
Last year, I purchased a lot of my Christmas gifts online as it was more convenient for me to do that than go out with a five-month-old in tow.
One day, I received a voicemail from someone at the Arthur V. Mauro student residence at the University of Manitoba saying they had received my package in error. They had found my phone number and information in the box and called me to see if I was expecting a package.
This package may have been desirable to a dishonest person because it came from a wellknown brand, but these wonderful ladies took the effort to track me down and let me know they would hold the package for me. I had a heck of time with the delivery company to get it delivered back to me, but I would just like to share my appreciation for the fine ladies at the student residence.
Had it been delivered to a different address, I don’t know if I would ever have seen those gifts given to the intended recipients.
I am so thankful for this simple and honest act of kindness. Thank you, Arthur V. Mauro staff, for making my Christmas a lot merrier.
Big thank you to caring cabbie
OUR family would like to thank and compliment the driver on booking No. 166 78 35 with Duffy’s Taxi.
On Christmas Eve, we sent my mother home by taxi and were a little worried because we would not be there to ensure she got safely into her apartment building.
A few minutes later, we received a call from my mother saying the driver got her home safely and had even walked her into her building.
I am not sure if this is policy, but thank you, Duffy’s Taxi. And a big thank you to the driver of this booking.
Shoppers had the right stuff
I went to the Victoria General Hospital gift shop to pick up some Ty stuffies.
They have great gifts, but I didn’t want to spend too much because my list seems to get longer every year. I picked up four cute little stuffed characters and explained to the volunteer sales lady these were for kids being fostered by a member of our family.
A lady who was browsing overheard our conversation. Because she hadn’t done her usual Christmas good deed, she insisted on paying for two of them.
As I was getting ready to check out the other two stuffies, another lady insisted on making the same gesture. Now that’s the true meaning of Christmas.
I donated the money it hadn’t cost me to the Salvation Army at St. Vital Centre.
Thanks to these two lovely ladies. I told everyone I could about my touching experience and stated on the cards attached to the gifts who they were from.
Grateful for Good Samaritans
ON Dec. 26, we were stuck in a ditch on Roblin Boulevard in the freezing cold.
Suddenly, there appeared one car, two cars, three cars, four...
Everyone jumped out, pushed, pulled and towed, and behold, we were free.
James, Rob and others (you know who you are), you are Good Samaritans. Thank you very much.