So many of the readers of my blog now read Kindness Blog that I rarely re-blog it anymore. I realized that’s a disservice to newer readers of my blog those who haven’t yet heard of Kindness Blog, so here is a re-blog of a story that touched and reminded me as to why I so often enjoy reading that blog.
A Simple act of Kindness in an Otherwise Crazy World Becomes a Teaching Moment
by Kevin and Michelle Rivoli
Elwyn Caldwell, 90, in Auburn, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (Kevin Rivoli | email@example.com)
The other day my wife, Michele, was running errands with our sons and experienced something that quickly became a teaching moment about life.
She posted this story on her Facebook feed and I put it on mine. It took off.
The man in her story is Elwyn Caldwell. I found him by happenstance when I was going to the post office a few days later and spotted an old man wearing a veteran’s cap. I noticed a portion of his left ear was missing, a characteristic that fit the description given to me by my sons.
I asked him if a woman with two red-headed young boys gave him a lift the other day. He immediately smiled…
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