Prime example of a random act of kindness

Hello Susanville! I live in Alaska and passed through Susanville on my way north after a visit to Death Valley National Park. I believe it was Feb. 8 between the hours of 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. My dog and I were getting an early start and visited the Starbucks drive through near Walmart. The vehicle ahead of me was a silver Toyota FJ Cruiser. The driver was a young woman with blonde hair. When I got to the window to get my order and pay for it, I was informed that the person ahead of me had paid for my order. I was stunned and happy, and I thought about it for the next two hours as I drove northwest and watched the sunrise. That is a prime example of a random act of kindness.

It’s not about money, it’s about doing something positive for someone else, someone that may be a complete stranger. I couldn’t stop thinking about it as a drove onward. I thought about the condition of our country right now and the divisiveness that many of us are feeling, and yet we really have more in common with one another than not.

We are all just trying to stay safe, put food in our bellies and keep a roof over our heads. And we should be helping one another. We should be kind to one another. It’s probably clear that this experience had a great impact on me. And, it’s contagious.

Thank you to the young woman in the silver FJ Cruiser. Keep up the good work. I’ll do the same.