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Monday, April 15, 2019

Humanity

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 2:13 PM

It took me a while to get around to this, but I want to say thank you. Thank you to all the kind people who stopped when my car broke down on the corner of Woodlawn Road and Mount Edward Road in Dartmouth a few weeks ago. Although I had it under control and was just waiting for a tow truck, at least two strangers pulled over to make sure I was OK. I appreciate it. It just shows that humanity does still exist, between all the stares and rude looks of passer-bys. Thank you and I hope your days all go well.
—Stranded with a missing tire
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Monday, February 4, 2019

Shout out to the kind bus drive on the #1 route

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:56 PM

When you saw a lady approaching the bus, slipping on the icy sidewalk, you stopped without hesitation and went out to help her. You could have driven away and let her catch the next bus, but you did not. Thank you for reminding me there are good people in this world. I wish there were more people like you.
—Bus passenger in awe of your goodness
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Monday, October 29, 2018

I took a fall

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:36 PM

HUGE thanks to the kind folks who helped me when I fell off my bike and got a concussion last Tuesday by Coburg Road. Y'all helped me up, called the ambulance and got my bike in a safe place while I was being taken care of. Also thanks to the kindest of EMTs: You two could not have made me feel more comfortable and not like a complete fool. I wish I could buy you all a cup of coffee!
—Silly girl who from now on will always wear a helmet
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Garbage Collectors Are Great

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:24 AM

The rules state that I am allowed two bulky items but I had three: A mattress/box spring, a dresser and bookshelf. I put them all out figuring what the heck, and that if something was left I would just move it and put it out again the next time. But you guys/gals took the whole lot making my moving situation that much less stressful! Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!
—Dunking Streets
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Caring so well

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM

To all the nurses and doctors who work at a local children's hospital the weekend my daughter was admitted for her asthma attack. (May long weekend) You all were so kind, we end up there almost every year due to a flu bug that causes her asthma to act up. You treat her like she was your own. Thank you for making a stressful time less stressful. —A Grateful Mom

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Great Samaritans

Posted By on Tue, May 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM

My Honda Civic died at the gas station on Pleasant Street, and you two kind human beings took time out of your no doubt full and happy lives to help me. Even though it didn't work and we couldn't get the car to start, we fist-bumped and parted ways. N and B (and B's very patient young sons), we all entered that parking lot alone, but we briefly became a team. What could have been really isolating and terrible for me was made so much better because of your kindness and good humour. By the way, we were on the right track trying to jump the battery...it ended up being the alternator! Thanks again—you two are the BEST! —R

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

To the airline agent yesterday

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Thank you for booking my flight without charge, thank you for understanding how my ADHD makes it hard to manage time, thank you for the tissues and empathy. I hope you know how much stress that prevented. —Scatter Brain (But Working On It)

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Scotia Square saviour

Posted By on Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 12:04 PM

To the lovely lady who stopped me from falling on my face outside of Scotia Square...thank you! I was wearing heels in the middle of a day full of interviews and started falling towards the huge pile of slush. You caught my arm and helped me up and then proceeded to walk across the street with me to make sure I didn't fall. I really appreciated your kindness and care in the middle of a stressful day. —Stressed in Stilettos


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Found your keys!

Posted By on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM

I found your keys in the slushy side of the road on Spring Garden across from Indochine today, January 23 at approximately 4:30 pm. The ring had notable keys on it, including a vintage Honda motorcycle key, a black bike lock key, and a U-Haul padlock key, along with several others. I turned the keys in to lost and found at the Lord Nelson, so if they were yours, there you go. Good luck! —Karma Patrol


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Health care

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Awesome. With all the complaining about our health care here is a story of excellence. On Wednesday afternoon I arrive for an MRI X-ray after stepping off the elevator went directly to the desk was checked in, than told to go further down the hall and wait, once there I was directed to change into the usual clothing and again wait, a lady than came out and took me into the room for the X-ray, after I was done and leaving and walking past the first desk and onto the elevator, a total of 17 minutes, that’s faster than the drive thru coffee shop, so congratulations for our health care. —Lover


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Friday, December 1, 2017

Thank you for helping me!

Posted By on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 12:10 PM

After being hit by a car on my scooter, a very nice man was the first to jump out of his car and offer assistance. Sir—you had to leave because of your kids in the car, but you will always be my hero. Thank you so much. —Scooter Girl


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Working mom/budding entrepreneur

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM

About five years ago I was a single mother on assistance having a bad day after having my caseworker tell me they would not support my daycare expenses or provide me with any personal financial support if I chose to go back to school instead of working at a minimum wage job. So, I took my frustrations to LTWWB and was surprised at how many people gave me a pat on the back, some words of encouragement and told me to keep pushing. I went back to school using high interest bank loans, graduated with honours, won two awards related to contributing to my community, got two job offers the day I graduated and have worked every day since in a wonderful and rewarding career. I've just paid off the last of my loans and now want to test myself again, I want to build a business of my own.

Unfortunately I've never had the opportunity to buy a real computer because it falls into the "frivolous expenditure" column of my financial situation, so I'm posting this hoping that maybe this community can be my lifeline—that maybe some like-minded soul who also clawed their way into a normal, prosperous existence has an old laptop or desktop that is obsolete for their uses but could be a lifeline to me in creating a thriving business. I would be more than happy to repay the cost of the computer in administrative or clerical work.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. —Aspiring business owner





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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Riding In Cars With Nice Commuters

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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Friday, February 17, 2017

LDS shovel brigade

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Huge shout-out and thanks to the team from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helping stranded drivers. I was heading on to the Bedford highway from the MacKay Bridge when I got stuck in the snow the plow left between lanes.  Cars were whizzing past me on both sides. I wasn't there three minutes when a truck pulled up and four guys with shovels hopped out. They shoveled and pushed me out. Way to live your beliefs by helping strangers in need on a snow day! Thank you so much. —Stranded driver





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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

He saved us during the storm

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM

I was trapped during the storm, between the crash door of my apartment building and the gate to the sidewalk. My dog and I were snowed in. As I was about to panic, you appeared with a shovel. You said you bought a shovel to help people during snow storms. If it weren't for you, my dog and I would still be stuck there. Thank you so much. –Guy wearing a Bruins jacket, carrying a shovel




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