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Random Acts of Kindness: Special people come to aid of fall victim

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette logo Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 5/24/2018 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette readers share stories of random acts of kindness.

Recently on the way home from work, I had a terrible fall at the corner of Sixth Street and Liberty Avenue.

I slipped on the curb and fell forward on my face and hit my nose on the pavement. My nose was bleeding profusely and I was in a state of shock. I want to thank all of the nice people who came to my aid, as well as the gentleman and two ladies who stayed at my side to see if I needed assistance.

One of the ladies called the ambulance for me on her cell phone. Also, I want to thank the young man from 7-Eleven who gave me plenty of napkins for my nose and a cup of water. I also want to thank the kind police officer who offered assistance and gave me a cloth for my bloody nose.

Last, but surely not least, I want to thank the paramedics who came to my aid. All of you were my guardian angels, and I again thank you for your kindness and concern.

Pittsburgh certainly has special people as was proven to me that day. I will certainly pay it forward to others.


Brighton Heights

Generous soul’s act greatly appreciated

I am writing on behalf of my 89-year-old mother, who got herself to the nail salon for her appointment via ride sharing from her home in Oakland on a recent day but arrived before it was open. She didn’t have her cell phone with her, but a woman walking down the street was kind enough to ask if she needed help. Upon hearing my mother’s predicament, the woman ordered an Uber for her and refused Mom’s offer to pay.

My mother, and the entire family, wishes to thank this thoughtful and generous soul for her help and hope she sees this note of our heartfelt appreciation.


Highland Park

Expressing gratitude to those who helped

I wish to express my deep gratitude to the women who came to my aid when I fell leaving the laundromat in Bridgeville on March 3.

Thank you all so much for taking the time out of your busy Saturday to help a complete stranger with blankets to keep me warm, your coats to comfort my head, and all of your concern for my well-being.

Thank you for calling 911 and my son, and staying with me until the ambulance took me to the hospital. You were my angels of mercy and I will never forget your kindness.



Lunch date saved by kind strangers

The weather was lousy — 32 degrees and a misty rain. But I had a lunch date with a friend in a Gateway Center restaurant. So I caught our retirement village bus to Downtown, asking to get dropped off near the Smithfield Street library so I could waste some time before my 11:45 a.m. date.

I left the library — all 240 pounds of my 86-year-old body — about 11 a.m. and started to walk along Sixth Avenue, then fell on my face crossing Sixth at Wood Street. Two young men helped me up and across the street, and one tied my shoelace, too, before walking away. I thanked both men but didn't think to offer them money or get their names.

Had a great lunch and caught a return bus at 2 p.m.



Gift of gasoline a pleasant surprise

On April 19, I pumped $21 worth of gas at the Get-Go on Mount Royal Boulevard.

When I went inside to pay for my purchase, the clerk said it was paid.

What a wonderful surprise. It made my day.



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