Giving thanks

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Huge thanks

Posted By on Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:34 PM

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To the person who returned my student ID: I was on my way to a school event (where I actually needed to present it) when I realized it must have fallen out of my pocket. I backtracked and was frantically texting my roommate when you walked up and held it out to me. I asked your name, but was too flustered to remember it, or to really thank you properly. I have no idea how you managed to find it on such a windy evening, but thank you!
—Grateful Student
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Good vibes save lives

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:21 PM

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A couple of weeks ago you were walking by Garden Food Bar and smiled at a dorky trans-girl with big glasses and long hair. You were wearing a long jacket and had a beautiful smile. I just wanted to say thank you, you pulled me out of a bit of depression and gave me butterflies in my stomach.
—A Real Dork
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Cell-less in Halifax

Posted By on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:02 AM

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To the Good Samaritan who turned in my phone to the Tim Hortons on Quinpool Road, a huge thank you! Props to the friendly staff at Tim’s for their help as well, they seemed just as pleased as I was! You all saved me from some Double Double trouble. Thanks again!
—Not-so-smart Smart Phoner
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Friday, October 11, 2019

A love letter to the best crew around

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:58 AM

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To the tiny espresso shop with the biggest heart: you are all the best. For real—the best. My daily morning (and sometimes afternoon) coffee is now a pivotal, non-negotiable part of my routine because of your smiles, jokes, warmth and kindness. A day without you is always sad, boring and painfully un-caffeinated.
—Weirdo Forever
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Friday, September 13, 2019

Happy returns

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 9:49 AM

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Thank you to the person who picked up my bank card as I zipped out of the Main Street gas station off to Martinique Beach on Wednesday. After basking in the sun and floating in the waves, I went to buy a bottle of craft beer and discovered my bank card missing (thank you credit card for funding the beer on the deck). Usually my card is tucked somewhere and I discover it a few hours later, but this time I was baffled because I knew I had to take it out of the gas pump in order to start pumping gas. I almost didn't bother returning to the gas station but I am glad I did! The clerk was excited because she said she never gets to return lost cards and I jumped up and down for joy (literally). I don't know which of us was happier. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
—Fill Yer Boots With Good Karma
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Love is love

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 2:37 PM

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To the lesbian couple holding hands on Quinpool Road last Friday: I was walking to school and passed you on the sidewalk. As a closeted teenager, seeing you made acceptance feel like a reality.
—Thank You
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Friday, September 6, 2019

Kind gesture on a bad day

Posted By on Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 8:51 AM

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Today I was let go from a terrible job, however I was still an emotional mess. My Macpass fell from my windshield due to the heat and I couldn't find it fast enough. The toll employee was not the most understanding person. But then YOU offered to pay for my toll. Thank you for showing me such kindness on a day when I needed it the most!
—Remembering Perspective
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cider dad travel guide

Posted By on Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 10:49 AM

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To the guy we met on our first night of vacation: It was heartwarming to hear about your adventures as a father. You seem to put a lot of work into giving your son the best life. Thanks for telling us about the sloth exhibit and for inviting us to crash his birthday party there. It was a highlight of our trip!
—The Montreal Therapists
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Shout-out to all the great people

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:25 AM

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This past Monday I lost my wallet. Thank you to the bank lady who helped me freeze all of my accounts when I realized I was missing my wallet. Thank you to the police officer who took my report of "missing property" very seriously, even going as far to contact Halifax Transit to see if anything turned up. Thank you to the bus driver who still drove me home when I explained I lost my wallet that has my bus tickets in it, and I couldn't pay for a fare because my accounts were frozen and I had no access to money.

But the biggest thank you goes to the woman who found my wallet, opened it, found my sister's business card and contacted her to inform her that she found my wallet. You are a truly good person. I'm so thankful. Cards and wallets can be replaced, I can make more money, but my wallet had a picture of my late dog Jake. I'm just happy I got that back.
—Thankful Lady With A Blush-pink Wallet
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Friday, August 23, 2019

First on scene

Posted By on Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 9:05 AM

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I just wanted to thank all of the wonderful people who stopped to help me after I flipped over the handlebars of my motorbike driving down the Bedford Highway earlier this week. A huge thank-you to the off-duty firefighter and two nurses who stopped to help, to the guy who called 911, to the guy who used his shirt to shield me from the blistering sun and the woman who lent me her sunglasses. If I am forgetting to thank others who had stopped, I apologize but it is still all a blur. None of you needed to do what you did, but I am very thankful and grateful that there are people like you out there.
—Battered, Bruised, Bit-broken Biker
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

To the women at the Women’s Choice Clinic that assisted me during my abortion

Posted By on Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:12 AM

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Among the contentious debate in the United States concerning women’s right to choose, I found myself in the midst of making my own choice: To continue with an unplanned pregnancy, or to access Halifax’s abortion services. I chose the latter. Naturally, I was scared of the process, and scared about the judgement that I could face from pro-life medical practitioners.

All I can say is thank god for the staff at the clinic. They were nothing short of miracle workers, and made a really, really shitty situation into an empowering, validating experience. They helped me to understand that it is OK—and well within my right—to say that it is not my time to be a parent. They allowed me to cry, and they understood that while I was confident in my choice, I was still harbouring guilt over having to make it. I did not experience ANY judgment towards my choice, and felt nothing but a sense of deep personal respect.

To the one nurse in particular (you know who you are), please know that you are a beacon of hope in an otherwise traumatic situation. You held my hand and wiped tears of emotional and physical discomfort from my face, all while telling me that I was doing the right thing for me. I will never forget the kindness you showed me, and I hope you know that you and your colleagues are making a huge difference in the lives of women in Halifax.
—The PhD Candidate
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Feeling grateful

Posted By on Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 11:06 AM

On Tuesday morning I had a bad fall on the edge of Victoria Park. I fell into the boxes for The Coast and Metro, they both went over and the base of one came up and made a serious gash in my leg. I want to thank the young man who came to my assistance, he helped me up and was quite concerned. I had no idea how badly I was injured until 37 staples later. Many thanks to the young man who rushed to help me.
—On the mend 😊
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Thanks for helping with my hands!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 10:51 AM

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To the lady who stopped and helped me (around Oxford/Vienna/Berlin Streets) with some hand injuries after a bad fall Saturday night, thank you for helping me get home and assisting with the bleeding. (I ended up getting stitches at the ER.) I appreciate your kindness!!
—Street Faller
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Apologies for the sad tip

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:38 AM

I've always tipped well for every service in Halifax because I know what it's like out here in the hospitality industry—but my hanger got the best of me at a certain pizza place on Saturday, where I angrily put in a $0 tip because my pickup order had been delayed for an hour due to a glitch in the online order. You didn't deserve that. I'll return for more 'za soon and, this time, leave and doubly good tip. —Hangry, now regretful, gal
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Monday, July 8, 2019

A credit to humanity

Posted By on Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Thank you, "Susan in Halifax," for finding and reporting my credit card lost! You saved me from quite the hassle! I hope some good karma comes your way! —WK
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