Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Stranger's kindness leaves mom smiling
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 9 Feb 2007, p. 6

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Dear editor, Recently, while waiting in line at a local Tim Hortons, my four-year-old son decided to tell a complete stranger (who was sitting down enjoying a coffee and donut) that his birthday is in April. The man, at first a little startled, smiled and started to converse with my `always eager to talk' youngster. He asked him how old he is going to be and what he should get him for his birthday? As the conversation ended, the man and I exchanged a warm smile. About 10 minutes later as my family was eating our treats, the man walked over to my son and said; "Well, since I probably won't see you on your birthday, I'm going to give you your present now." He than handed my son a large gingerbread cookie. This random act of kindness really warmed my heart. To live in a community where the innocence of childhood is cherished, and small conversations welcome (not frowned upon or viewed as rude) makes me, especially as a parent, feel quite content. So, to this very kind man who listened to my son and gave him a gift, thank you very, very much for your kind gesture-- you are a welcome new neighbour. Marcia Baker, Acton

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Letters to the editor...Stranger's kindness leaves mom smiling