The Kindness of Strangers

2 Jul

For more about my brother Stephen Palmer please join me at Espiritu en Fuego. Thank you.

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Kindness of Strangers.”

The Kindness of Strangers

When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!

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When the New York Times did an article on my brother Stephen who has Autism and me.  We received an overwhelmingly positive response and several people actually sent donations to help us out. Some funds came via PayPal and some via the New York Times reporter who sent the check to my home. I was very touched and moved by their kindness.  Lord knows I needed the money.  Even though I work hours and hours of overtime living in an expensive city like New York can quickly and easily drain one’s finances.  I’m still very grateful for all the monetary gifts. It has been a real struggle for me to make ends meet and do those little extras…

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