September 3, 2015


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Kindness of a stranger

My husband and I, both in our 70s, set out to wash our windows on a sunny day in November. My husband was up the ladder, I was holding it as it shook and we both knew this was not a good situation.

Suddenly a voice behind us said, "Why don’t you come down from there and let me do that for you?"

A complete stranger to us, this young man was a window cleaner who had finished a job nearby and just happened to be passing when he saw us and came to our rescue.

Aaron Lamb, who owns Transcona Eavestrough and Window Cleaning, grabbed his equipment from the truck and quickly set to work cleaning all our windows while we followed him like adoring puppies, hardly able to believe our good fortune.

My husband gratefully shook Aaron’s hand when the job was finished and tried to pay him. But Aaron adamantly refused, instead giving us a couple of his business cards asking only that we pass them along to our friends and neighbours.

We are deeply grateful for this selfless act from a total stranger. It really helps restore your faith in human nature.

-Bob and Marlene Shannon
 

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