The Kindness of Strangers…


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Reading or listening to the news lately is so disheartening that I sometimes wonder what has happened to this world we live in. Then something sweet happens and I feel better about the future…

In the few days after my husband died in December, family began gathering as is usually the case, I’m sure.  Everyone was anxious to help do something — anything, really.  I asked my stepson if he would take youngest to get a hair and beard trim before the weekend.  They went to Upscale Male, a salon in nearby Naperville, where my husband and Dave have gotten their hair cut for years.

One of the stylists came over to ask Dave where his dad was.  The guys sadly explained what had happened with their dad and she was, of course, shocked at the suddenness.   Dave and his dad had just been in there the month before.  She excused herself for a moment and came back with the owner who was terribly upset and offered his condolences — and insisted that he be allowed to provide his services on the house that day as a tribute to their dad.

What a lovely gesture from a very kind man who went out of his way to try to help my guys feel a little better.  ❤️❤️❤️

8 responses

  1. A lovely message, a day brightener.


  2. What a kind gesture to show humanity and understanding.


  3. It’s so easy to forget all the good people there are when we see so much bad around us. Hugs to you Diane. Hope you are sleeping and eating well.


  4. Great story, Dee. {Sinf} I know another couple of guys who go there too. Evidently it’s a nice place.


  5. How wonderful. What a great community of caring.

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    1. I do feel that most people are kind and caring. Sad that we hear about the others so much

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      1. Indeed. Good for you for posting some good news.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thanks. I’d much rather focus on the good in any situation

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