As our lifestyles and events cause us to become more isolated, the individual who reaches out to others with a helping hand becomes a beacon in the night, a bright, caring light in an otherwise dismal, dark existence. That light has reached us through this story.
Our hearts are warmed, our souls comforted by the radiance of one person’s kind act and the recognition of its recipient. While the consideration shown to a downtrodden soul is exemplary, that effort reached only one extremely grateful individual.
The subsequent public revelation of that act of kindness will ultimately warm the hearts of an entire world filled with people who have lost or never had faith in their fellow man, people whose jaded, cynical hearts cannot find room for generosity. Pay it forward? Andrea, you have done that monumentally!