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Kindness and goodwill alive and strong in Winnipeg

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New Year’s Eve was cold and I was in a hurry so I decided to leave my car running while I went into the store to pick up some cough and flu medicine and pop.

Unfortunately, when I returned to my car, I realized I had locked the doors. I put my parcels on my trunk as due to a recent fall, I am unable to carry parcels or walk very far.

I headed to the closest shop with a pay phone. A woman stopped me and pointed out that I had not put my parcels in my car. I told her my story. She offered me her cell phone to call my daughter who did not pick up the phone.

Kindly, she said that our families were just alike as her young adult would most likely not pick up the phone either. She then drove me home.

How wonderful, very wonderful and how very grateful I am to her for the ride. We were talking about our young adults, but I never asked her name. All I know is she lives in Fort Rouge.

Thank you for making the beginning of 2013 the best year ever.

My story does not end there. My neighbour, realizing my predicament and that my car was still five minutes away and still running, offered to drive me back to my car. Within 10 minutes, these two very special people had me back to my car and I was on my way to finish my errands.

Kindness and goodwill are alive and strong in Winnipeg. Thank you to these two very special people.

— W. Doig

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