Anonymous Letter At York Lighthouse Cites ‘Christmas Kindness’
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Sometimes an act of kindness happens when you least expect it, where you least expect it, and to those that need it most. That happened early this morning at an iconic Maine lighthouse.
As folks were enjoying the sights of sunrise at Nubble Light in York, Maine, an envelope was spotted taped to the Cape Neddick plaque.
The envelope was hard to miss, bright red against the plaque and stone.
The story was shared on Facebook from the account of Jim N Wendy Collins. According to the post, while photographing the sunrise, a gentleman was spotted near the mysterious envelope. Collins noticed both the envelope and the man yelled over to the gentleman to open it and then left to warm up.
Shortly thereafter the gentleman approached Collins, who did open the envelope. Inside was $100, and he wanted to split it with Collins, who declined.
It was then that the man teared up and noted that things had been difficult as he had lost his job in the pandemic.
There was a note with the money that said: "This is day 22 of my personal 25 days of Christmas Kindness. I hope this little gesture helps you out in this most difficult year. All I ask in return you pay a kindness forward to someone else. Merry Christmas."
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