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Act of compassion during time of unimaginable grief

As I sat in my car eating my lunch this story was lived out in front of me. I don’t know the names of any involved characters. I just know that in the news we see the grief of loved ones when the all too often loved one is lost by a hit and run. These stories show the worst in humanity. Today, I witnessed the best in humanity.

A young puppy came running down the sidewalk dragging its leash, apparently having escaped from his human companion. Before I had time to even think it fully, in my mirror I watched the puppy run into the street. He was hit by a man in a Maple’s Service truck who had no possible way to miss him. Instead of continuing on his way, he immediately pulled over and very carefully stooped down, picked up the puppy and carried it down the sidewalk until meeting up with the one from whom he had escaped. This woman, not the owner called on the phone and the owner came and broke down in incredible grief. The man stayed by and picked the puppy up once again and carried it down to the owner’s home before leaving the scene.

I just want this man to know he is truly an example of the best of humanity. As for the family who lost their beloved pet, I am truly sorry for their loss.

Bruce Fillman, Eureka

A friend in need, is a friend indeed at the courthouse

On Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Courthouse Cafe on a lunch break, from a courtroom where a judge and two lawyers were deciding who were to be jurists. I encountered courteous help from Elliot Ball and Christopher Rohrs, who served me a delicious half sandwich and a bowl of soup. Thanks, guys.

Harold McArthur, Eureka

Being kind and thoughtful to others always worth it

As the Brazilian novelist, Paul Coelho observed:

“How people treat others is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.

“People with low self-esteem mask their own insecurities by flexing their verbal muscles, being rude and boorish, in an attempt to make themselves feel strong. Like most bullies, the anger projected onto others is often drawn from their own insecurities.”

Being kind and thoughtful to others is always worth the extra time and effort.

Skylar Blue, Hydesville

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