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Act of Kindness-sweet neighbor
Lills
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:30 PM
Joined: 12/27/2017
Posts: 348


My neighbor's and my home's backyards face each other.  I don't know him well, even though he and I have lived in the same homes for 21 years.  Occasionally, we wave at each other when mowing our lawns.  
Today, I saw him stringing up Christmas tree lights on his backyard tree, something he's never done before.  Now, DH's hospital bed is set up in the LR and so he can see outside.  I decided to go outside to tell our neighbor about DH...Before I could get two words out, he told me he was putting up the lights so that my DH could enjoy the lights.   I was so choked up with gratitude I could hardly get the words out to thank him.  Yes, the little gestures of people are so appreciated.  

Just wanted to share this.  


ladyzetta
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:46 PM
Joined: 2/16/2017
Posts: 1072


Thanks for sharing, that was a real sweet thing for your neighbor to do. Hugs Zetta
Ed1937
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:53 PM
Joined: 4/2/2018
Posts: 3657


It's amazing what a little act of kindness can do, isn't it? That's one you won't soon forget.
LadyTexan
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:54 PM
Joined: 12/21/2018
Posts: 728


Wow. What a kind and special person your neighbor is. Thank you for sharing this story of the magic of the holiday spirit
Mgsr04
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:57 PM
Joined: 11/2/2014
Posts: 88


I was sometimes overwhelmed by the extraordinary kindnesses shown to DW and me, even from complete strangers. There is still goodness in this world.

 


Jo C.
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:58 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 11415


Thank you for sharing that; it is deeply touching.   If you see the neighbor, let him know that all of us here are moved by his kindness and we hope that he has a lovely holiday season.  

I can only imagine how much this has meant to you and I love the idea of your dear husband being able to look out with pleasure at the colored lights.

J.


Doityourselfer
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:19 PM
Joined: 9/5/2017
Posts: 730


That is very heartwarming.  What a good neighbor!
jfkoc
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:32 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19262


so nice..........
Sayra
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:35 PM
Joined: 8/10/2016
Posts: 2613


Thank you for sharing.
Joe C.
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:44 PM
Joined: 10/13/2019
Posts: 472


Very thoughtful! Goes to show that people do care.
mommom9
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:53 PM
Joined: 5/24/2020
Posts: 94


Tell you’re neighbor he touched alot of people. What a wonderful gift.
M1
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:53 PM
Joined: 8/22/2020
Posts: 615


Indeed, tell him how moved we all are! Made my day to read that.
Dreamer Lost
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 4:07 AM
Joined: 3/7/2019
Posts: 566


What a sweet neighbor! Thanks for posting.
caberr
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 8:57 AM
Joined: 5/1/2019
Posts: 52


Gave me chills....what an awesome thing to do!
Michael_Jet
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 9:04 AM
Joined: 9/11/2016
Posts: 12


The smile I needed this morning. Thanks for sharing.
Beachfan
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 9:15 AM
Joined: 2/1/2018
Posts: 591


Such a caring person!  He sounds like the kind of neighbor you could call upon in a middle of the night crisis.  Enjoy the lights and the holidays with your DH.
dayn2nite2
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 11:59 AM
Joined: 6/20/2016
Posts: 2458


Oh my, I'm crying.  How utterly thoughtful of your neighbor.
amicrazytoo
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 2:18 PM
Joined: 1/12/2018
Posts: 307


That's a wonderful story, one you will keep with you for many years. What a nice neighbor!

JoseyWales
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 4:47 PM
Joined: 5/22/2016
Posts: 303


That was so sweet of your neighbor. To him, probably a little thing. To you and your husband, it means so much.
anneleigh
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 5:13 PM
Joined: 1/24/2019
Posts: 263


I cried reading your post.  Thank you for sharing~

So glad those lights will bring warmth to your husband.


ElaineD
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:22 AM
Joined: 4/12/2019
Posts: 234


tears here, too.  unexpected kindness means so much!

elaine


Lorita
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:39 AM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 12502


Reading about the kindness of your neighbor also brought tears to my eyes.  I think our emotions are so close to the surface that any bit of kindness brings the tears.  What a wonderful, caring person he must be to think of putting the lights in the trees so your husband could enjoy them.  Thank him for all of us, too.