Strangers Are True Angels

Dear Pamela:

I was shopping at the Kaheka Don Quijote when I accidently left my purse in my shopping cart before walking home. Only after I returned home did I realize that I had my groceries, but not my purse! My wallet, ID, credit cards, cash and keys were all in my purse, and the thought of cancelling credit cards and changing my locks was overwhelming.

I anxiously walked back to Don Quijote only to discover that my purse was no longer in the cart. Then I went to speak to a security guard who informed me that someone had found a purse. He escorted me to the customer service booth and there was my purse … with everything in it!

I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the angel who found and turned in my purse. I wish I knew who it was so I could thank him or her personally. Thank you also to the helpful Don Quijote staff. You really helped me start the new year with joy and a deep appreciation for the kindness of strangers.

Kikue Hirakawa

Hi Pamela,

I really want to say thank you to a caring young lady who helped me as I was struggling to help my mother get up from a fall last week on Fern Street. She immediately stopped her car after seeing us, although she, too, had an elderly grandmother riding with her. I am sorry that I didn’t even get her name. She is an angel sent to us from God, and we are so thankful. Thank you to a beautiful lady with a beautiful heart!

Lani Kaneshiro

Aloha Pamela:

I would like to thank the person who found my cell phone at the cemetery. I was delivering flowers to several cemeteries and didn’t realize that I had dropped my phone. Thank you for taking the time to turn over the phone to the Sprint store on Dillingham Boulevard. You did not leave a name, but I hope you read this and know how grateful I am.


Dear Pamela,

We were driving on H-I heading ewa, right near the Pearl City exit, when the electric fuel pump on our car went out. We quickly came to a stop in the second lane from the shoulder. Many cars slammed on their breaks and skidded, missing us by inches as if our Guardian Angels had their wings spread out behind our car, but no one stopped to help.

Two people finally stopped, risking their lives to help us push our car off to the shoulder. We would deeply like to thank those two angels. The woman wore a red top and the man had a Blood Bank patch on his shirt. We also want to thank the 911 operator and Bob, the Freeway Service Patrol driver, who took such good care of us, working fast and efficiently to get us off the freeway. From our whole heart, “thank you so much” just doesn’t seem like enough.

Patti and Sal Marcello
Pearl City

Dear Patti, Sal, B., Kikue and Lani,

May your Anonymous Angels read of your gratitude in MidWeek. Their acts of kindness demonstrate how small gestures can have a big impact on those in need.

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