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Pamela Young

An Unexpected Anniversary Gift

Aloha Pamela,

My husband surprised me with dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse with our 11-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.

When we got to Morton’s, “Happy Anniversary” was written on our menus and the table was decorated with little heart confetti. It was such a nice gesture and it really brought a big smile to my face. When dinner arrived, we bowed our heads and prayed. Dinner was delicious!!!

The waiter who served us was exceptional. When we asked for the tab, he said that our bill was taken care of by two patrons who wanted to remain anonymous.

We were filled with disbelief and amazement, at the same time we were speechless!

When we got to our vehicle, we bowed our heads and prayed for the people who graciously paid for our dinner. We truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Words can’t express how thankful we are.

God bless you both!

Lynne S.
Ewa Beach


Dear Pamela,

I went to the Bank of Hawaii to deposit my check on my lunch break and carelessly left my wallet there. I didn’t notice it until I got home. I went crazy looking for it and could not find it.

This was four days before my daughter’s first birthday. Had no choice but to stop all my cards. I could not sleep at night. It was very stressful because I hadn’t done my shopping for the big day. Then the next day I got a call from my sister. Bank of Hawaii called and they had my wallet. It was such a relief moment with tears and smiles at the same time.

I believe that there are angels out there. I wished I could have thanked that person myself.

Mary Howard
Waianae


Dear Pamela,

I would like to thank the very kind people who tried to help me at Beretania Safeway when my car refused to start.

A few gentlemen asked if I needed help, and came up with tools and battery starter. It did not work, but I was very thankful.

Then a lady parked next me went underneath my car, and got her shirt and hands dirty. She also suspected that it was my starter, but could not start it. Three hours later, my car got towed to an auto shop and got fixed. (It sure was my starter.)

Thank you, everyone, especially the lady who was willing to get dirty to help me.

Fumie Pendleton
Waikiki


Hi Pamela,

My 82-year-old mother was on vacation in Las Vegas and became ill with a bad cold. She was returning home to Hawaii and fell on her way to the restroom.

Accordingly to my mom, a young Korean girl helped her through a very embarrassing situation.

It broke my heart knowing

my mom was in a bad way and I was not there to help her. It brought me some comfort knowing that this young woman was not afraid of the situation and helped my mom.

Keala Keyes
Las Vegas

Dear Keala, Fumie, Mary and Lynne,

Your anonymous angels demonstrate the true spirit of the holidays by living and giving good will all year round.

If you know someone who deserves some Applause, send your letters to Pamela Young, MidWeek Applause, KITV, 801 S. King St., Honolulu, HI, 96813, or email pyoung@kitv.com. Include your name, phone number and, if possible, the phone number of your “applaudee” so we can contact him or her.

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