Yesterday evening on my way home from work, I decided that I needed (yes - needed, not wanted) a cup of coffee for the drive. So, being a good Canadian, I passed through the Tim Horton's drivethru on Union Street in Fredericton. Just a medium coffee with milk, please... When I got to the window to pay, the gentleman in front of me in the silver Audi had already paid for me! I couldn't see his license plate clearly because of the snow - I'm not even sure that it was a New Brunswick plate - and I don't think that I know anyone that drives a silver Audi... I honked and waved as a "thank you" as I drove past him exiting the parking lot, but I don't think that he either heard or saw my very small "thank you". It was just a cup of coffee, but even this small act of kindness and generosity is something that I found very touching. I am grateful to know that there are people out there like this gentleman. When I pulled up to the window, I was crying. I was listening to an interview on the radio with the good samaritans that had been involved in this. While their actions were of a much greater magnitude, I think that the spirit of kindness and caring is the same.
Now if only I could summon some good thoughts about the snow plow driver who just about creamed me later in the drive. Perhaps I should just be grateful that he didn't!