Circle of kindness
Readers share little reminders of how much goodness there is in the world
“WE FELT BLESSED TO HELP HIS FURRY FRIEND”
When a dear friend had a stroke, his beloved dog was his greatest comfort.
Just as he began to make progress, his dog became ill. I volunteered to take his furry friend to the vet and I paid for the visit. Sadly, she was found to have a large kidney stone that would require surgery— costing almost $1,500. Our friend could not afford the surgery, nor could we, but I couldn’t let him lose his best friend. I called an aunt and uncle who love dogs, and they happily helped. My friend was so grateful, and we felt blessed to have helped his furry friend. — Lynn Patterson, Mableton, GA
“IT FELT SO GOOD TO SPREAD KINDNESS TO OTHERS!”
One afternoon, I had to see my orthopedic surgeon for a postop visit.
The parking garage uses a pay machine system that requires you to pay in advance. Not sure how long I’d be, I paid for two hours. I ended up only being in my doctor’s office for 20 minutes. When I returned to my car I noticed an elderly gentleman getting ready to pay for his parking. Since I had an hour and a half left on my stub, I offered it to him. He was very thankful and told me that with the money he had saved he would be able to go out for lunch after his appointment. Seeing his smile made my day. It felt so good to be kind. —Tina Greene, Lindenhurst, NY
“IT WAS NICE TO BE THANKED FOR OUR SERVICE!”
My husband, a retired Air Force veteran, typically wears a baseball cap stating his military status.
Not long ago, we stopped for lunch at a mom-and-pop restaurant. Seeing a favorite pie on the menu, we both ordered a slice. When we got our check, they had left off our pie. When I mentioned it, the owner replied that the pie was on the house, and he thanked my husband for his service. We were so appreciative. I also served in the military. It is really nice when someone takes time out to say thank you. — Carol Gee, Stone Mountain, GA