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Kudos and Kindness: Widow thanks stranger for helping with ride home

I am an 82-year-old widow in bad health. I have lung disease (COPD) which hinders my exerting myself (lifting, walking).

A few days ago, as my pantry was very low and that big snow storm was coming, I decided to go shopping in case we were snowbound.

I had a ride scheduled to take me to and from the grocery, with a 4:30 p.m. pick up to be brought home. Did my shopping, went outside to wait for return ride: 4:30 p.m. came, 4:45 p.m. came, no ride came. At 4:50 no ride – I had no telephone or access to one.

As I made my way back to the store – I was struggling with my heavily laden grocery cart – I was approached by a lady. She asked if I need a ride, didn’t ask how far I had to go, which, fortunately, was not that far.

She unloaded my groceries into her car, drove me home, unloaded my groceries and helped me up to my apartment.

I hope you print this letter, for you “see Virginia, there are kind and helpful people in the world.”

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Paula Harman

South Lake Tahoe