Here's a story to lift your spirits and help you remember there's kindness in humanity.
I’ve been extremely discouraged with how toxic the media has been, so outside of wishing happy birthdays, I’ve stayed clear. If I don’t have anything positive to offer, then why bring negativity? That’s the plan I’ve tried to follow…
Last night was a night that helped remind us of who’s out there. I hope you will see what I saw in humanity …
My wife Nancy, and I went out to dinner for the first time since things changed for everyone months ago. We went to Mia Regazza in Marshfield.
We had a great dinner with some needed laughs. I grew up with John, the owner of Mia’s.
He is as kind a man as you’ll ever meet.
He bought us a round of drinks and wouldn’t take “no” for an answer (which translated to two drinks for Nancy and water for the non-drinker, Mr. Excitement)
We spotted some old friends across the patio and asked our waitress to buy them a round of drinks, but don’t tell them it’s from us until after we leave.
When it came time to pay the bill, the waitress explained that an anonymous person donated $10,000 during the pandemic to be given out in gift cards to first responders until its depleted.
So, because I’m a firefighter and paramedic, our bill had $50 taken off.
I gave the waitress my card to run through and when she brought it back, there was only a note that said, “It’s all set, have a great night!”
When we asked her “who?”, she pointed to our friends across the patio. I asked her if she told them about the round of drinks, we bought them and she laughed, saying, “I didn’t tell them until after they paid the remainder of your check, they didn’t know”.
It’s nothing profound, but hopefully this may reboot a few hearts a little. There are so many good people out there.
“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time”.
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