During the ice storm, it took us two days to get our generator free from the ice under our deck. I went to a local store on Christmas Day to get gas, but I couldn’t get the covers off the cans to fill them. I saw a man and his grandson in the store, and asked if one of them could help me. The grandson, who was 16 or 17, got the cans open and even pumped my gas. When he finished, he gave me $20 to help pay for the gas, saying, “Let me at least pay for some of it; it’s Christmas.”

After my husband and I had spent two cold days and nights without power, I wanted to break down and cry. My husband and I are both disabled, and we’re not as young as we used to be.

This wonderful young man was out on Christmas Day with his father and grandfather working to get generators going for people. His parents must be very proud of their son.

His gesture was such a help and a relief, and I don’t even know his name. He will always hold a dear place in my heart.

Ann CameronLitchfield

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