Ran­dom acts of kind­ness

Old kind­ness not for­got­ten

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

I WAS a sin­gle mama and stu­dent with three young chil­dren in 2011. We en­joyed shop­ping when­ever my stu­dent al­lowance cheque came in, mak­ing the bus ride to Win­ners on Pem­bina High­way. This cheque day, we went to the bank and got cash, my ac­count not al­low­ing a bank card un­til I had a his­tory with my bank. I had to carry $800 in cash for rent, gro­ceries and Win­ners. So my three kid­dies and I shopped in Win­ners for about an hour, fill­ing a cart. When it came time to pay, my back­pack with my wal­let was nowhere to be found. I was in such shock. My old­est daugh­ter and the head of se­cu­rity spent an hour look­ing for my back­pack, but found noth­ing. It was ob­vi­ous to me some­one had stolen it. Ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed, we gave up. Af­ter hear­ing my dilemma, many were sym­pa­thetic, but one per­son went above and be­yond. A few days af­ter, a woman handed me a note with $100 wrapped in it. My heart was over­whelmed by this act of kind­ness, but the note had no name. The per­son not only as­sisted in a time of need, but did not want any recog­ni­tion or thanks for this. All I was asked to do was to pay it for­ward. Af­ter the feel­ing of anger, that some­one would steal from some­one who ob­vi­ously needed it, it took only one other per­son to re­mind me there’s al­ways hope. Thank you to my anony­mous an­gel.

LEFT (L-R): Ron Can­tiveros (Filipino Jour­nal), Leanne Cater (Boss Lady, QX104), Ber­nice Sharples, Beau (Bob 99.9 FM), Shel­ley Cook (Dirty Laun­dry blog­ger). ABOVE (L-R): Kathryne Grisim (Food Mus­ings blog­ger), Natalie Bell (Peg City Lovely blog­ger), David Chinzda (di­rec­tor of sales, RBC Con­ven­tion Cen­tre), Susie Er­javec

Parker (Sparker Strat­egy), Ste­hanie Sousa (per­former).

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