Northwest NEWS

March 4, 2002

Editorial

Good Samaritans still reside in Duvall

In a time of growth for the town of Duvall, I often wonder if we have lost our sense of a "small-town" community. The other day my hope was restored by a Good Samaritan who brightened my day.
   As always, my day was packed with various activities and I was a bit scatter-brained from a day of stress.
   At one point during the day my arms were full and I placed my wallet on the top of my car. Needless to say, I didn't remember to take it off and drove off without realizing what I had done.
   The next day my mother answered the door and found a mysterious Good Samaritan who had picked up every piece of identification that was in my wallet which had been strewn all over the road. He had stopped and gathered everything - I did not find one thing missing.
   The story gets better: I have heard of people who find wallets and then call the owner and tellthem to come pick it up. This man, however, drove to my house so that my information would be safe in my home.
   What a refreshing realization that someone chose to act with integrity in a day and age when people can easily take advantage of a person by having their personal identification.
   Thank you, mysterious Good Samaritan, for your good deed and thoughtfulness. I wish I could have thanked you in person.
   What a wonderful example of God's provision for us. We never know in what form it may come!
   Kristin Oakes, Duvall