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An Amazing Story About the Kindness of People.

Great story of many kindnesses. I have met some kindnesses in my lifetime too. Love to see this side of people come out 🙂

Kindness Blog

man in a wheelchairIn 2005, I was travelling in Italy with my parents. My Dad was in his early 80s, suffering from advanced Parkinson’s… but he wanted to see Italy before it was too late.

One morning in Venice, he slipped and fell, and had to be taken to the hospital by water ambulance (an adventure in itself!). A couple of hours later, my Mom called me from the hospital–they were releasing him, but couldn’t give them a ride back (it was a holiday of some sort), so I needed to take his wheelchair to him.

It was raining when I left the hotel with the folding wheelchair. It only weighed about 20 lbs, but it was large and awkward to carry, and there were 17 bridges (all with stairs) between me and the hospital. I dragged/carried the chair up each flight of stairs and bounced it down. By the third or fourth…

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3 comments on “An Amazing Story About the Kindness of People.

  1. sonsothunder
    January 25, 2015

    That was an amazing story… awesome in fact. Hopefully, Americans would still be as friendly, and willing to help someone in such a strain, and need of assistance as Italians were then. Things have gotten so segregated again here in the melting pot of the world again it seems… But, I have faith that we would. I enjoy your site… you should come by and visit at mine sometime, I ‘ll leave the light on for ya-

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    • annj49
      January 25, 2015

      Glad you enjoyed that!
      Thanks! 😀


  2. ChrisB
    January 26, 2015

    A lovely story of kindess and it is always moving and healing to be reminded that we humans have this capacity in us.

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