Nice to be nice

Friday, November 1, 2019

Home sweet home

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:01 AM

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I wanted to write to share how grateful I am for my weird little apartment building. I live in a brightly painted building that most people recognize and few know. I rented it without ever seeing it (just moved from another city). When I come back from my morning walk/gym sesh, I am comforted by the neighbours in my hallway who are awake and brewing yummy coffee and cooking something sweet-smelling. As I pass each door, my mind goes off into a wonderland of imagining what Martha Stewart situation is happening on the other side. It's a fun way to start my day, and to those neighbours, I thank you. I don't know you all but I like you.
—Appreciating the strangers among us
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Uncommon love

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 3:26 PM

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To the coffee shop manager with the tattoos and pony tail: You're just great! You always find a way to brighten up my often-dull days with a smile or secret treat. Big Love!
—Soy Mocha
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Not a finders-keepers type of guy!

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 4:26 PM

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Not too long ago, I purchased a pair of Ralph Lauren sneakers from Winners in Mic Mac Mall. About half an hour after leaving the mall I noticed the shoes were not with me in my car. I quickly realized my stupidity—I had left them on top of the car and must've driven away with them still on the roof with the receipt inside! I zoomed back to the mall and was looking frantically through the parking lot, in the ditches and went to lost and found in the mall. Nothing.

Made my way to Winners, and lo and behold they were brought back by an older gentleman! You left your business card inside and I wanted to contact you to personally thank you, but when I got home it was nowhere to be found in the bag. What you don't realize is, that was my birthday present I bought for myself with my birthday money, and it was my birthday. Again, THANK YOU!
—Happy Birthday Girl
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Love to Dartmouth pushers

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM

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On a recent Sunday, a man's car ran out of gas in front of Lake Banook. He tried to flag down help to no avail. However a young male runner did stop to help, and with the assistance of another man they pushed the vehicle to a nearby gas station. Kindness abounds and kudos to them!
—New To Dartmouth
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Tire hero to the rescue

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 4:23 PM

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I was scrunched up, wrestling with the tire gauge and valve stem at the gas station. A young woman walked by and asked "All OK?" She saw from my face I was struggling. She plopped right down and joined in wrestling. I figured she worked there. After some minutes filling the tires and getting weird gauge readings, she said she had one at home. She didn’t work there, she was just walking by! She brought back tools and a good gauge, and we finally got the right amount of air in those recalcitrants. Thank you wonderful person! It WAS the valve stems! Welcome to Halifax, we are so fortunate to have you here. You will be an awesome nurse!
—Happily Full Of Air Neighbour
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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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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Locked away my stress!

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 4:47 PM

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Thank you, kind stranger, for picking up my wayward house key and tying it to a light post on Windsor Street the other day! There were only a couple of places it could have been dropped, so I was worried someone had kept it for evil. Thank you <3
—Library Bug
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

To the little gym that could (and the girls who work there)

Posted By on Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 11:32 AM

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What a relief when you came back, after two long weeks. You've created a safe space for myself and so many others, and I want you to know: I see you. I see the love that you all foster here, and am so grateful that I get to be apart of it. Being in a public space and feeling completely at ease wasn't apart of my normal before I came here. Can't wait to see you tomorrow.
—Your Sappy Sister
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Around the sun

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:18 PM

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Today, a three-year-old showed me the Spiders! exhibit at the museum. This evening, I showed him how to make rainbows with a garden hose. Yesterday, we shared pie at the backyard picnic table and invited every neighbour passing by to join us. Tomorrow, I will continue to love and to be loved. I have found family all around me. So I will wear gifted pink earrings, eat ginger-lemon ice cream and pet all the local cats, and I recommend that anyone feeling a little lost and a lot little do the same.
—Ginger Is The Spice Of Life
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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 15, 2019

All smiles despite the heat

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 3:47 PM

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I'd like to give a shout out to everyone working this past week in customer service and food service who rocked their jobs in this sweltering weather! I see you! You're all working so hard and still manage to be so pleasant, air conditioner or not, and I appreciate that.
PS: Don't forget to tip minimum-wage earners!
Sweaty backs unite!
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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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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thank you for being a considerate toddler owner

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2019 at 12:20 PM

I was in the movie theatre with you the other day, me and about a hundred other people all excited to see how the Avengers ended (no spoilers). Your kid was making a lot of noise during one of Iron Man's most important post-fight scenes in the movie, but after about a minute of not being able to quiet your little one, you removed him/her from the theatre. The whole theatre heard the wee human's 'Mama no!' in protest of being evicted. I'm sorry you probably missed part if not all of the end, but thank you for being considerate of everybody else, and I hope you get an opportunity to catch up on the movie.
- Theatre Go-er
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Random acts of kindness

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 5:15 PM

Shout out to the woman who paid for the groceries of the man in line behind her without telling him. He was in disbelief when I told him and it made both our days. Warms my heart to see there are people doing things like this!
—The cashier
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I forgive you, ketchup pack thrower

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Little did you and your friend in the black utility sport vehicle know that after you threw a ketchup pack at me, there was a red light awaiting you 200m away. Thanks for agreeing to roll down your window so I could ask you calmly, "Why did you throw it? Did I do something wrong?". The light turned green before I could say "I forgive you for not being able to admit to my face you threw it and I forgive you for throwing it in the first place."
—Calm and forgiving cyclist
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