Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, submitted the following as a letter to the editor.
People often use the Patch and other online sites to anonymously post complaints, criticisms, etc. regarding a wide range of topics. I am taking this opportunity to tell a story about a random act of kindness.
On Sunday afternoon, a stranger knocked on my door. Although we are generally reluctant to open the door if we do not recognize the person, I opened the door. The person standing in our doorway told me that she lives in the same house number on a different street in 21128 and frequently receives mail intended for my address. She proceeded to tell me that, although she routinely returns packages to the post office, she wanted to personally deliver this package because it sounded like it contained medication that someone might need.
Many people are often too caught up in their own lives to consider how their actions may affect others. This brief and seemingly simple interaction helped maintain my faith in humanity and serves as another reminder that most people will “do the right thing.” It also helped to reaffirm my awareness of the sense of community we have in Perry Hall.
Share your stories of random acts of kindness throughout the community in the comments.