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Anonymous Angels For Goodness Sake

Dear Pamela,

I would like to say thank you to the good Samaritan who found my wallet on the corner of Oneawa and Kawainui streets. It was a mother and her two young girls. They had seen my wallet fall out of my pocket while I was on my bicycle going to O’Reilly Auto Parts. They went looking for me, and not being able to find me, dropped off the wallet at Kailua Police Station. The police called me, and when I asked for the lady’s name, I was told she did not want to leave a name, she just wanted to be a good Samaritan. Nothing was taken from the wallet, although there was more than $150 in cash inside. We need more people like this in our world. What an example set by this mother. God bless!

Ken Pang Coconut Grove,

Dear Pamela,

I want to send the warmest APPLAUSE to a kind and generous man named Lloyd. When I couldn’t pay for my items at Pearlridge Hallmark the day before Valentine’s Day, he rushed to the register like a knight in shining armor to rescue me, and paid for them — one of which was a card for my sweetheart.In a world when it sometimes seems as if no one really cares about anyone but themselves, he is a shining example of the best a person can be, and restores my faith in humanity. I will always remember Lloyd’s beautiful act of generosity and aloha.

Cristin Castro

Dear Pamela,

My friend Liz Garcia and I ate at Ray’s Café in Kalihi last week. We made the following small talk with a woman and two men seated on the next table.

“It’s our first time at Ray’s.” “We know the restaurant specials,” they responded.

At the end of our lunch, the owner Felix let us know that the people seated next to us had paid our bill. They were leaving the restaurant and said to us, “Because it’s your first time at Ray’s.” Wow! It wasn’t just our first time at Ray’s, it also was the first time in our lives that someone we didn’t know paid our bill. We were touched by their generosity and thanked them. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get their names, since they were on their way to the door. Felix only knows them as Lori and Gordon. Would you please print this thank-you in hope that they will see it and know how much their kindness reminded us to give aloha to others?

Mahalo nui loa!

Suzanne Nakano

Dear Pamela,

I’d like to thank the kind gentleman who paid for the box of cookies I was about to purchase at Pearlridge the day before Valentine’s Day. It gave me such a warm feeling that I wanted to pay it forward immediately, so when I stopped to buy my lunch, I paid for the lunch of a stranger. Kindness is contagious!

Betsy Nakanishi
Pearl City

Dear Suzanne, Cristin, Betsy and Ken,

Yes, it is indeed contagious.

I’m guessing all of you are not the first link in this chain of forward payments. The best feeling in the world, besides being the recipient of kindness, is being the donor.