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Letter: Happiness is a big pink ball

Tuesday, April 29, 2014   by: Staff received the following note from loyal reader Megan Fife, who says she has had her faith in humanity restored.

Her daughter Cheyenne (pictured) is also pretty happy about the way things worked out.

I read a lot of news on

I also read the comments about how horrible most people think this city is, along with the people in it.

Today, my four-year-old was playing outside enjoying this beautiful day with her big pink ball.

Unfortunately, it got away from her and ended up rolling down the street into traffic.

Needless to say she was horrified when a truck ran it over and it burst.

There were tears - a lot of tears - and I tried to reason with her but she just wanted her ball.

She agreed to come inside and watch a movie to take her mind off what had happened.

A little while later someone knocked at the door and there was a big shiny pink BALL!

She was beaming.

The man said he saw it happen and he just had to get her a new one.

I'm writing today to say thank-you to the man who saved the day.

You are a great person!

And to everyone else, lets stop complaining and start changing things one random act of kindness at a time.

Happy Mom, faith in humanity restored.


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Sam C 4/29/2014 2:05:05 PM Report

Congrats and a hearty "Well done!" to the man who bought this girl a new pink ball.

Yes, children eventually have to learn some hard lessons in life, but this didn't need to be one of them.

Instead, she learned that people can be very kind.

Again, "Well done!"
lilmsmay 4/29/2014 3:57:14 PM Report

Very Well said Sam C....
I hope this beautiful little girl has many many hours of fun play with her pink ball. This is a fantastic City and there are fantastic people in this city!
Wicket 4/29/2014 4:06:35 PM Report

Awesome and lovely gesture this gentleman made to put a smile back on a little girl's face.
There are a lot of kind people in the Soo, strange that it normally doesn't make for good reading and not many stories get shared.
Thanks SooToday for posting this.
ford2 4/29/2014 5:52:32 PM Report

I just love it!
KennaK 4/29/2014 6:02:06 PM Report

this just made my whole day.............and restored my faith in the general goodness of people
jnl 4/29/2014 6:13:31 PM Report

My hero!! Small acts of kindness create huge rewards. I am sure the smile on her face was priceless.
Gater 4/29/2014 6:45:19 PM Report

Awesome . A real feel good story. There are allot of good people out there..
We have to focus more on the good things in our lifes..
arizonagryphon3 4/29/2014 9:07:25 PM Report

Such a wonderfully, sweet story!
derek 4/30/2014 9:25:56 AM Report

The Soo and area is the best place to live!

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