Faith restored in humanity
To the editor: This past week my wife and I came to Chestertown for a brief vacation to savor the beauty of your environment, culture and history.
Three days into our reverie we lamentably had a fairly profound car accident.
The humanity we encountered after this mishap transformed this nightmarish event into one of appreciation and gratitude.
At the scene of the accident the bystanders were helpful, compassionate and kind (one gentleman offered to look after our dog “Moose” while we were taken to the hospital).
The emergency personnel, firemen and police at the site couldn’t have been more professional and supportive.
Once at the Chestertown hospital we were treated immediately with a kindness, friendliness and expertise that bordered on unimaginable.
Upon release from the ER an off-duty volunteer fireman drove us back to our motel and refused any compensation other than thank you.
The whole experience has left us with a deep appreciation of your community.
In the nearly pervasive climate of polarization and selfishness that seems to exist in our present culture, the citizens of Chestertown through their remarkable compassion have restored our faith in humanity.
We thank you so much!
David, Zoe and Moose Greenbaum