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‘Overcome with gratitude’ from a stranger’s kind act

December 3, 2013

To the editor: At the start of November, I moved to Marshall for my job as a manager at a retail chain. Like many retail workers, I ended up in my store on Thanksgiving....

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SELyonCo

Dec-04-13 1:58 PM

Its nice to hear that there are still people who understand that Thanksgiving is about sharing and being thankful for the things we have, not about assaulting each other to get more stuff at a discount.

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CrunchyCon

Dec-05-13 10:10 AM

How you could get a couple disagrees on that statement is beyond me, SELyonCo. I totally share your sentiment!

While there's nothing "inherently" wrong with making a purchase on Thanksgiving, this year's consumer frenzy was, in my opinion, disruptive to the entire spirit of the holiday, which as you note is about giving thanks for what we have. In addition to making more people work, it provided irresistible temptation for many to leave their families just so they could get a better deal on some new gadgets. My family's holiday saw people leaving early just to get in line at Best Buy. What a downer!

Kudos to the anonymous stranger here for this beautiful act of kindness. You made the world just a little bit better place.

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SELyonCo

Dec-06-13 9:14 AM

Crunchy, you should know by now that there are some people on the forum that will disagree with anything posted by people they dislike, regardless of the content. Like our absent friend Gabberflasted once said, "I have no interest in agreeing with a liberal!".

I whole-heartedly agree with your "Kudos" statement!

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hartman75

Dec-06-13 12:27 PM

I agree with you guys. What an incredible act of kindness to buy the ingredients, prepare a complete meal and hand deliver them to those forced to work on Thanksgiving. I once thought "consumerism" couldn't get much worse but each year "Corporate" America proves me wrong. As cynical as this world can be sometimes, its great to know selfless individuals still exist. And thanks to Robs for acknowledging a random act of kindness.

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