good samaritan

Just watched a local news segment spotlighting a “Good Samaritan.” Brandon, a youngster 12 or 13 years of age, found a wad of hundred-dollar bills curled up with a credit card receipt on a sidewalk near an Olive Garden Restaurant. Not able to decipher the owner’s name on the receipt, the boy turned to his mom for advice. Exclaiming that they couldn’t leave on a planned vacation until the money’s owner was found, Brandon asked what he should do.

Acting upon his mom’s suggestion to call a local tv’s consumer reporter, Brandon located the out-of-towner whose money was found. The stranger named the restaurant near where the cash had lain. Brandon knew he had found his man, gladly returning the bankroll while declining the reward offered. Choking back tears, the young boy’s mom explained that his good deed was even more noteworthy because the money belonged to a 21-year-old soldier who had been on leave.

Kudos to Brandon’s parents for instilling their son with old-fashioned values. He may not be a rarity, but in an age where the media reports our moral failures more readily than our successes, I found this story very heartwarming. In Brandon, our society has an upstanding adult citizen in the making. Can we clone him?

think positive thoughts…hugmamma

4 thoughts on “good samaritan

    • Agree with you. Increased focus upon people’s positive achievements on behalf of one another might go a long way in uplifting us as a country. The downside of the current economy is that people are suffering; the upside, if there is one, is that the media is taking note and stepping forward to champion the cause of the poor and downtrodden. It’s about time. It may be too little too late, but I still commend their efforts. After all, they have a huge platform from which to speak. I’ll do what little I can as a blogger, a speck in the internet universe of so many voices.

      Hope you read my followup post re a car trip with strangers that proved one of the best experiences of my life.



hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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