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Old 07-11-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
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A wonderful thing happened

TOWTA and I went to SoJo's Japanese Steak House in Concord tonight and met 2 couples celebrating a little girl's birthday. So, in keeping with what I usually do, while we were waiting to be seated, I made the little girl and her sister $1 bill rings. As luck would have it, we were seated with the 2 couples and then while waiting on our chef, I made the girls flying birds out of cocktail napkins. After a delicious meal, the aunt and uncle to the 2 little girls said thank you for showing such kindness our nieces, your dinners have been paid for. In all my years, I have never had complete strangers show such generosity. It made our eyes leak. Restores our faith that there are still good folks among us. We will definitely play it forward.
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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Neil, we know how generous you are here sharing and being the missing link of knowledge many need. Well deserved my Friend!
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:25 PM   #3
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Good for you. I have paid meals for people that looked like they were down on their luck. I think you both were winners.
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Old Coot. - Wonderful story. Good on you!


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Old 07-11-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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You SIR, are an outstanding example of what all us senior citizens should be! We can be great examples for the younger generator. You make all of us "old Coots" PROUD!
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:12 PM   #6
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Your kindness is a wonderful testimony; those little girls will probably never forget that & neither will a lot of us. You are a great example of love for others.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:16 PM   #7
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Great folks. That is the way things should be. When I see people respond to others like that, it makes me want to do something, if even a pat on the back, for them. OldCoot, you did something very simple and made a big impact. You may well have made an impression that the youngsters could form who they become. I am sure they saw the reaction of the folks they can with.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:49 PM   #8
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The DW and I have only been doing this RV thing for about a year and a half and this is what we are seeing everywhere we go.....campgrounds are full of similar "Old Coots"....simply great people to socialize with and great friendships developing ..... always looking forward to that next stop to see who the next "Old Coot" might be....thank you for your story tonight.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:54 PM   #9
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OC, I know that you didn't do that with any expectation of getting anything back but smiles from those kids, but what a great story. Thanks for sharing it.

(BTW, I still have the dollar bill bird that you gave me.)
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Wow! Great happenings. Blessings distributed to all involved... the little girls, the two couples, you and your DW plus the cashier and others observing. Thanks for doing that and thanks for the report.
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