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The kindness of strangers a treat

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My husband and I are in our 80s. He has lung problems so he generally stays in the car while I go into the store. I am small (and getting smaller) so a large bag of groceries, though not heavy, can be awkward.

The other evening a lovely young woman saw me carrying the bag and picking my way carefully through the uneven snow. She immediately came over and carried the bag to the car for me.

Her kindness not only was a great help but warmed my heart and made my day.

I would like to thank her again and all the other kind folks who have helped me in some way or have shown consideration.

While there are not too many upsides to getting old, the kindness of strangers is one of them.

— Susan McLaren

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