Letter: Stranger's steady hand restores couple's faith in mankind

September 12, 2013 

My 91-year-old husband and I recently were at Costco in Kennewick. He had stayed in the car but needed to use the facilities while I was in the store. On his way back to the car, he lost his footing and nearly fell.

Fortunately, a Good Samaritan (and there still are some), rushed to his side, steadied him and said she would not leave him until either I came out of the store or she could walk him to our car.

In the excitement of the moment, I neglected to ask her name. I hope that she will see this and recognize herself. Her compassion helped restore our faith that there are still people who aren't too busy and self-absorbed to extend a hand, say an encouraging word and even just make eye contact and smile.

This incident made me wonder how many people actually saw this happen but were too busy to stop. Again, our gratitude to this lovely, kind and compassionate lady. May her life be filled with blessings and kindness from others.

B.J. WALTERS, Mattawa

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