Blanket Relief [Hey, You!]

Blanket Relief [Hey, You!]
Bob Aul

You were the two guys who were so kind and compassionate to me on the days before Christmas. I was outside in the cold, dark, damp night of Dec. 22, 2015, and you pulled up in your white BMW. I didn't know what to expect; in fact, I was kind of worried. I was so surprised when you rolled down your window and asked if I was cold and if I would like a blanket. I was so embarrassed I didn't know what to say, but you walked over and gave me the blanket that you said you loved. I was outside again the next night, and you were the other guy who rode up on a bicycle and asked if I was on the street. You then gave me a blanket and rode away. To these two young men, one Asian and one Chicano: Thank you for showing such kindness and concern, as well as for restoring my hope and belief that there are still good people in this world.

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