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Kupuna Encounter Angels Among Us

Aloha Pamela,

After taking my husband to a doctor’s appointment in Pearl City, we got stuck in the traffic gridlock. Then, after filling a prescription in Waipahu, the car wouldn’t start. It was already late and our mechanic was closed.

An angel named Trish from Mililani saw our plight and offered her antifreeze and bottles of water because she saw that our radiator reservoir was empty. She said her father taught her simple maintenance of a car.

She even gave us a clean rag to unlock the radiator cap when it cooled. She would not accept any offer of compensation.

Trish, if you’re reading this, your father not only taught you how to change a tire, he also raised you to be a caring person. Much mahalo from two grateful seniors.

Jackie Kawamoto

Hi Pamela,

I’m 86 years young and was at a loss looking for a particular shop in Aiea, when this man noticed and offered help. He left his friend to escort me up this steep hill. He’s a sixth-grade teacher at Kailua School.

A true gentleman, indeed. Thank you, sir.

Mrs. K. Yoon

Dear Pamela,

I decided to try the newly reopened BBQ Inn in Pearl City. I recently lost my husband, so my heart was not feeling the joy of Christmas. However, a gentleman was sitting across from me. He smiled. As he left, he wished me a Merry Christmas. When I asked for my bill, I was told that the man had paid for it! To that generous gentleman, thank you so very much. You put a smile back in my heart.

Janice Kuzono
Pearl City

Dear Pamela,

I am a 75-year-old senior. I had a big blessing. I was downtown, going to McDonald’s on Fort Street Mall. I have to watch the ground because I use a walker. A man handed me an envelope. I thought maybe it contained a gift certificate to McDonald’s. I said, “Thank you very much,” and he walked away.

When I opened it, there was a $50 bill! What a blessing. Let me tell you, I can really use it. Things have gone up so high in Honolulu. This senior was very happy and wishes to give APPLAUSE to this secret angel.

Judy Orlando

Dear Pamela,

I purchased prescription drugs for an MRI scan. Having a senior moment, I did not realize that I had left that package in the shopping cart.

That evening, a Pearl City Longs pharmacist had left a message that someone had turned it in. No name was left. I want that person to know that, without delays, I had a successful MRI scan.

Walt S. Miyashiro

Dear Walt, Judy, Janice, Mrs. Yoon and Jackie,

Our kupuna are indeed blessed when angels above (and those walking among us) lend a helping hand just when it is needed most.

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