Kind words

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Love for The Coast

Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 1:10 PM

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My very first job was delivering The Daily News as a teenager; sad to see Metro go. Have been reading The Coast since you first started. Hope you find the printer that is right for you so we can all continue reading your great Halifax paper. Cheers!
—Sporty Forty
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Morning sunshine

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 2:02 PM

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Could the mustachioed fellow who has the morning shift at the Alderney Ferry booth be any more awesome? Always smiling, always kind—he is an amazing ambassador for Halifax Transit. Now, to take his amazingness over the top, he has constructed a festive, functional model of the ferries crossing the harbour. Your smiles and your costumes and your kind words are so appreciated, sir. Well done!
—8:15'er
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Saturday, November 23, 2019

On the way home

Posted By on Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 11:13 AM

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To the lady with red hair in Lower Sackville. Thank you for your nice words and I'm sorry I almost made you miss your stop, but I must admit I am a smidge confused. You came up and touched my arm and told me that "it takes great courage." Thank you again, but I didn't know what the context was and why, but again thank you? Hope you have a nice day!
—Malh
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thank you for your energy

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 4:05 PM

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To the beautiful soul I shared a drink with at the airport, a seat in the rocking chairs and all those beautiful moments in between. I may never see you again, but the imprint you had on me will stay with me always. I want to stay with you in that other world.
—Rock Girl
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Friday, October 11, 2019

A love letter to the best crew around

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:58 AM

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To the tiny espresso shop with the biggest heart: you are all the best. For real—the best. My daily morning (and sometimes afternoon) coffee is now a pivotal, non-negotiable part of my routine because of your smiles, jokes, warmth and kindness. A day without you is always sad, boring and painfully un-caffeinated.
—Weirdo Forever
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Locked away my stress!

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 4:47 PM

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Thank you, kind stranger, for picking up my wayward house key and tying it to a light post on Windsor Street the other day! There were only a couple of places it could have been dropped, so I was worried someone had kept it for evil. Thank you <3
—Library Bug
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Friday, August 30, 2019

Staff at the lost and found at the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 8:43 AM

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Major kudos and a big shout-out to the guys who handle lost and found at the Halifax Transit Bridge Terminal. Last Wednesday, I lost my wallet on one bus going to the Bridge Terminal from Dartmouth, and my cell phone on the bus going across the bridge to Halifax. I got the number for lost and found at Halifax Transit, so I called them and I spoke with Dale; we had a great rapport and the customer service experience was great! The bus drivers had all told me that lost and found opened at 8am. bit Dale explained that they didn't get the things back from buses until noon, so it was not a good idea to call before that. Makes sense to me.

I left a voicemail message with Dale yesterday, and today when we talked he asked me about my phone and asked me to describe it to him. I told him the brand name only appeared near the speaker. He asked if I could wait a while, as he had to have a look in his inventory again.

Lo and behold, my wallet, with all the money I had, $25, and a lottery ticket AND my phone were at the lost and found! Freaking A+++ for customer service, guys, and for getting these things back to me. It took a week for my cell and wallet to be located and brought back: who cares how long it took! I got them back!

So people, when you lose your stuff and it might be on the bus, don't panic. These guys are super-busy! I just explained the process. Let them do their job and locate the stuff and stop calling every day to find out if your things are there. It must be super-stressful working there. So I didn't have my cell phone for a week; the world didn't end and I didn't die because I couldn't access the internet. It was actually nice to be flying blind and almost incommunicado for six or seven days. Lol! Thanks to everyone who had anything to do with it at Halifax Transit!!! Aaron and Dale, you guys rock!
—An Anonymously Happy Guy
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Shout-out to all the great people

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:25 AM

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This past Monday I lost my wallet. Thank you to the bank lady who helped me freeze all of my accounts when I realized I was missing my wallet. Thank you to the police officer who took my report of "missing property" very seriously, even going as far to contact Halifax Transit to see if anything turned up. Thank you to the bus driver who still drove me home when I explained I lost my wallet that has my bus tickets in it, and I couldn't pay for a fare because my accounts were frozen and I had no access to money.

But the biggest thank you goes to the woman who found my wallet, opened it, found my sister's business card and contacted her to inform her that she found my wallet. You are a truly good person. I'm so thankful. Cards and wallets can be replaced, I can make more money, but my wallet had a picture of my late dog Jake. I'm just happy I got that back.
—Thankful Lady With A Blush-pink Wallet
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Feeling grateful

Posted By on Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 11:06 AM

On Tuesday morning I had a bad fall on the edge of Victoria Park. I fell into the boxes for The Coast and Metro, they both went over and the base of one came up and made a serious gash in my leg. I want to thank the young man who came to my assistance, he helped me up and was quite concerned. I had no idea how badly I was injured until 37 staples later. Many thanks to the young man who rushed to help me.
—On the mend 😊
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Monday, July 8, 2019

A credit to humanity

Posted By on Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Thank you, "Susan in Halifax," for finding and reporting my credit card lost! You saved me from quite the hassle! I hope some good karma comes your way! —WK
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Friday, June 28, 2019

The Sweetest Swede

Posted By on Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 9:39 AM

Thank you for joining me on that empty dance-floor over a decade ago. If it wasn't for your sense of adventure, we wouldn't be here today. —French Canadian
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Do you doubt the process?

Posted By on Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 11:47 AM

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I’ve been feeling so much power recently. Knowing I’ll see you again soon makes everyday more exciting than the next. Your bright blonde-haired beauty is unique for a man, but you make it work and my heart is full and inquisitive and pure bliss.
—Yes or no
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Magnolias forever

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Whoever you are, owners of the house on Maple Street in Dartmouth with that gorgeous magnolia tree: Keep up the good work!

That tree is one of the nicest things I see on my drive to and from work. It makes spring time beautiful, especially with all this chilly weather we have had this (non) spring.
—Babette

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunshine on the cold day

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:18 PM

My dear friend and I were walking along to get to a gas station to get a few things and also get a little exercise. It was bitterly cold outside and you, out of the kindness of your heart, came to us and curiously wished my dear friend well with his cane. And, after a briefing on his affliction and why he uses a cane, you asked if you could put a hand on his shoulder and pray for his health and good things to come his way.

After the praying for good things to come his way you promptly offered and gave him a hug and than gave me a hug. You don't know how much it truly means for someone to go out of their way, stand in the cold and well-wish someone you don't know. You are truly a wondrous person, You invigorated both of us and despite the coldness on the outside you truly warmed us inside and gave us the energy and strength to keep pushing, keep trying and more importantly...keep caring. Thank you and I hope Karma rewards you.
—Malh

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Keeping live music worth it

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 5:11 PM

To the woman in the T-Rex cardigan: Thanks for making it so enjoyable to listen to terrible truths. I needed a reminder that live music—that a great performance—is a distinct way to experience music.
—Practicing to sound as clear as you
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