Cir­cle of kind­ness

Read­ers share lit­tle re­minders of how much good­ness there is in the world

Woman's World - - Contents -

“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

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