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LETTER: Perry Hall Neighbor's Random Act of Kindness

A Perry Hall resident made a special delivery this week.

, president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, submitted the following as a letter to the editor. 

People often use the Patch and other online sites to anonymously post complaints, criticisms, etc. regarding a wide range of topics. I am taking this opportunity to tell a story about a random act of kindness.

On Sunday afternoon, a stranger knocked on my door. Although we are generally reluctant to open the door if we do not recognize the person, I opened the door. The person standing in our doorway told me that she lives in the same house number on a different street in 21128 and frequently receives mail intended for my address. She proceeded to tell me that, although she routinely returns packages to the post office, she wanted to personally deliver this package because it sounded like it contained medication that someone might need.

Many people are often too caught up in their own lives to consider how their actions may affect others. This brief and seemingly simple interaction helped maintain my faith in humanity and serves as another reminder that most people will “do the right thing.” It also helped to reaffirm my awareness of the sense of community we have in Perry Hall.

Share your stories of random acts of kindness throughout the community in the comments.

C November 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I think ...with the Holidays coming up you could have a place for people to leave things like this on. Random Acts of Kindness but within our community ... I know I like reading things like this when there seems to be so much violence and sadness going on...Just saying....
Steven Pope November 21, 2012 at 01:34 AM
That is really cool. I bet that mailing thing could get really annoying.
Marje Lentz November 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Thanks for sharing, it sounds like it was needed, and how selfless.
NottinghamFamily November 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I was at BJs yesterday and people were being very nice and courteous to each other :) I never take my quarter back and always leave the cart for the next person and it feels good. Plus, the quarter system is silly anyway LOL. It is the little things that make our days!
Big T. November 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM
It is good to hear of the acts of kindness during the Holidays. Although,I only wish that this would continue all year round. Like holding a door open for someone or helping load the groceries in front of the store. So many times while at the mall or store the person in front of you just lets the door close in front of you or has to be the first one in the door. Or just opening the car door for your spouse.Slow down and get to know your neighbor and do something kind for them often.

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