Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 29/4/2013 (1098 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
My wife and I were taking care of some personal errands. We were in the vicinity of Notre Dame Avenue so she suggested we stop at nearby Jeannie’s Bakery and pick up a dessert treat for supper.
We have been there many times before, but somehow this time I misread the sign and thought I could not stop along that stretch. I drove past the entrance, but my wife assured me it was alright to stop as they had cleared the snow from the sidewalk in front of the store.
As I tried to back up, another car came in and stopped behind me. A young woman got out and went into the store. We decided to wait until she came out again so we could take her spot when she left.
There was a tap on my window and it was the young lady. She said she hadn’t noticed anyone in the car with me so assumed I was alone and would be going into the store myself. When she realized that my wife couldn’t get out because of the snow packed at the curb, she immediately offered to back up and make room for my car. Before I could say anything, she went to her car and moved it far enough back for me. Now my wife could get out on the cleared sidewalk.
We were so impressed with how quickly she analyzed the situation and how cheerfully and willingly she solved the wee problem I got myself into. When she came out of the store with her goods, I had just a brief moment to call out, "thank you."
This was such a kind and thoughtful thing she did to help out a couple of seniors trying to get around after a heavy snowfall. We did appreciate her immediate response.
Thank you for giving space in the paper to share this Random Act of Kindness.
— Don and Susan McLaren