Letter: Good People and Good Deeds

To the Editor:

On Dec. 21, my wife and I decided to run up to West Lebanon for lunch and last minute Christmas shopping. When we backed out of our driveway, we didn’t see a large tree limb that had blown off a tree in front of the house. As we backed over it, the limb got caught in the back of our car.

We drove on, not knowing the limb was even there. When we got down to Cumberland Farms in Windsor, to turn left to go to the bridge to Route 12A, a young man approached us as we waited for the light to turn green. He explained the problem and asked if we could pull over to the parking lot so that he and his friend could help get it out from under the car.

In short order the boys were able to accomplish their task. In addition, a young lady in a red car driving by stopped to ask if there was anything she could do to help. Noticing that my wife was upset, she gave her a hug for comfort. The boys had completed their work and were on their way, and the lady left also.

The boys were very polite, respectful and most helpful. The lady could not have stopped at a better time. She quickly put my wife at ease. We were very fortunate to have had these three people come along at the right time.

Every time you turn on the television, you hear one story after another about bad people and their dirty deeds. It is too bad we don’t hear more about the good people out there. On Friday morning, we found three of the best, and we are very grateful they were there to help us.

Nick and Cora Ann Burdick