LETTERS – Sudden act of kindness showed the spirit of Kamloops

Summit and McGill. (Image: Google maps)

I was stopped behind a small white car in the left hand turn lane at McGill and Summit at 9:45 a.m. on Monday (March 22, 2021).

The driver, a young woman, jumps out of her vehicle and runs in front of all the waiting vehicles at the intersection.

She stoops down at the curbside and helps one of our ‘ homeless ‘ people who had fallen off the curb and into the street.

She kept all the cars at bay  until she got him on his feet, picked up his ‘ treasures’ that had fallen and helped him back to the sidewalk.

So many people would have just driven around him … or honked, swore or worse.

And  yet she stopped three lanes of traffic herself to help him.

Then she ran back to her vehicle – waited with all of us for the next green light and off she went, likely to the University.

There is the real spirit of Kamloops people caring.


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