Saratoga County

Stranger’s kindness, generosity inspiring

Dee DeSorbe, Stillwater


What an unexpected surprise my Florida friend and I received when we had lunch at the 99 Restaurant in Clifton Park recently.

A man who helped my physically disabled friend safety enter and leave the restaurant also paid for our meals. He wanted to remain anonymous, telling us he has been inspired by his mother to respect and help others.

As we left and he drove off on his motorcycle, my friend and I agreed this man had truly restored our faith in what is good in our world. It was certainly an act that countered all the negative news of late, both nationally and locally.

William Penn’s words are so true: “If there is any kindness I can show or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass the way again.”

We all can make a difference when we choose to bring “delight and goodness” to strangers, if only with a smile and kind words.

Dee DeSorbe


Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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