The kindness of strangers

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Dear Editor,

I had just pulled into the Huskey Truck Stop in Headingly, Man. on Christmas morning.

I was doing my log book when a red Honda van pulled up in front of my truck.

I looked up to see an elderly lady get out of the van. In her hands she had a parcel that was wrapped in gold paper. She approached the driver’s side and I opened my door to her.

She wished me a Merry Christmas and proceeded to tell me that she and her husband had for several years been coming out to greet the drivers who could not be home with their families on this day, and by doing this they hoped to bring a bit of the spirit of the season to the drivers.

We exchanged some conversation where upon she returned to the van.

As they drove back over to the entrance to await the next driver I stopped to watch.

I then proceeded to open the gift that I had been given by this kind couple. In the gift was some candy, home baking, four pairs of winter socks, a trucker’s Bible and a Christmas card with two spiritual notes.

As I have recently lost my wife and this was not a very happy time for me, I was very touched by the generosity of this couple. I know that this was a gift from the heart of this couple who signed their names, Herman and Mary.

I would be very interested to know if any other drivers had the same experience as I had on this Christmas day.

Herb Wilson

Jeff Bryan Transport,

Burford, Ont.

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