Ran­dom acts of kind­ness

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

there were five of us push­ing the old beast up the in­cline and out of traf­fic, all of us in the close-to-re­tire­ment bracket.

Mis­sion ac­com­plished, they all went back to their ve­hi­cles and on with their day.

I would like to ex­press my heart­felt grat­i­tude to the gen­er­ous gen­tle­men who helped a stranger in a mo­ment of need. A lot of the news fo­cuses on the un­pleas­ant things that hap­pen in our city, but an ex­pe­ri­ence like this is a pow­er­ful re­minder that we are sur­rounded by good peo­ple who are will­ing to help when they can.

And this col­umn is a won­der­ful an­ti­dote to the front page. I am thrilled to be able to re­port an­other Ran­dom Acts of Kind­ness sight­ing. We may have a rep­u­ta­tion as the crime capi­tol of the coun­try, but I think we need to give the heroes equal time. cashier for me.

Thank you, sir, your sim­ple act bright­ened my day. MY hus­band was walk­ing on Tay­lor Av­enue re­cently. He is 87 years old, very un­steady on his feet and not sup­posed to be out alone.

The side­walk is very un­even and he slipped and was trapped be­tween the fence and the jagged side­walk and could not get up.

Thank you to ev­ery­one who came to help.

First the young lady who thought it was a mannequin lay­ing there un­til she saw a sign of move­ment. Next an­other young lady who stopped to help and stayed as they tried to flag down a mo­torist.

I am so sorry, but in all the con­fu­sion I for­got your names.

Thank you so much. If you hadn’t stopped to help my hus­band might have lain there for a long time.

Thank you, Christina, for call­ing the paramedics and also phon­ing me to let me know where my hus­band was.

Thank you, Alan, for the loan of the towel.

Lastly thanks to the paramedics who trans­ported my hus­band to hos­pi­tal.

I’m happy to say my hus­band had no bro­ken bones, just a lot of bruis­ing and very sore ribs.

We are both so grate­ful to ev­ery­one.

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