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The Kindness of Strangers (originally posted to our FB page)

Posted on April 09, 2013 by Derryl

This is a great story about the kindness of strangers; 

As you all know we have been excitedly awaiting our container of coffee. 
Our plan was for the truck driver to spot the container in front of our garage and we would simple unload it directly into the garage. 
My heart sank Friday night when the driver told me he couldn't back the container into our yard. How are we going to get all that coffee from the road into our garage, I wondered as I tried to sleep that night. 

Saturday morning at 9am I had to pickup our crew hired for the day. So I left the house at 8am in search of a pickup truck to borrow. 
I ended up driving through the Selkirk GMC dealers lot. They have lots of trucks I thought. Maybe I could borrow a used one for the day. 
I walked in and explained our situation to a salesman there. It was still early and he said I'd have to wait and talk to the sales manager when he gets in. I chatted a little more with Bob and he suddenly says to me, "Hey just take my truck",
as simple as that, no questions, no asking for compensation, "Just have it back by 5pm". 
Bob Krychuk who I had never met before lifted a huge weight of stress off my shoulders with his generous act of kindness to a stranger. 
Thank you Bob! 

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
H.H. the Dalai Lama:

PS.
So can someone else do me a favour and go buy a vehicle from Bob Krychuk, He is a hell of a nice guy!

Cheers! 
Derryl

Comments

Jan Hamel
on January 29, 2015
Lovely!! This is why I love our 'small town' city.
And I will keep Bob at the top of my list when we are looking for new wheels.
Name
on February 21, 2017
What a great story. Heartfelt and beautiful. Kindness and coffee what a match!