Longtime area resident Bobbie Herman writes:
I’d like to nominate someone as an Unsung Hero.
I don’t know who she is, and I don’t remember ever meeting her before. But she did something wonderful for me.
I was meeting a few friends for a picnic on Labor Day, and stopped into Gold’s for a couple of items. The bill came to almost $18
I reached into my bag for my wallet, and realized I left it home when I changed purses. I was extremely embarrassed, and asked the man behind the counter if I could bring the money the next day.
Suddenly the woman behind me held out her credit card and said, “I’ll pay for her.”
I asked her for her name and address so I could reimburse her, but she refused. All she said was “Pay it forward.”
She told me her name was Maria, but nothing else. She was wearing a mask, so I doubt if I would recognize her if I saw her again.
I’d like to nominate Maria as a Unsung Hero, and express my undying gratitude.
Done, Bobbie! Thank you, Maria, for your generous act — and for inspiring all of us to “pay it forward.”
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