Recently, I was taking my turn at the automatic postal machine in San Roque Post Office’s lobby. My parcel was rather heavy with Halloween treats, so the postage was over $12. I reached into my pocket for my credit card, but no!! I had mistakenly brought my gold library card instead.

Instantly, a young gentleman who had been patiently waiting his turn behind me whipped out his credit card and put it in the slot, completing the process. Between my protests and “thank you,” he mentioned he was a teacher and was hoping the bid he and his wife had made on a house would be accepted that morning. I hoped so also. Such a generous act to a stranger should be rewarded.

He also protested when I returned a few minutes later and slipped some money in his jacket.


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