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Sunday, April 14, 2024
Letter to the editor: Kind NOTLer found lost licence and tracked me down


Dear editor: 

My wife and I were enjoying Canada Day morning strolling around downtown stopping for breakfast, a coffee and then on to Simcoe Park and the Art by the Lake exhibition, marvelling at what a beautiful part of the world we call home.

In the course of our travels somehow I managed to lose my driver’s licence. We retraced our steps, stopping to inquire if the licence had been turned in. No luck. Disappointing on such an otherwise beautiful day.

I started think about what I needed to do to apply for a replacement and was mentally making plans for Tuesday to spend some quality time with the good folk at Service Ontario.

Later that afternoon I answered a knock at the door to find a kind and thoughtful fellow NOTLer standing there holding my licence explaining she had found it downtown and, recognizing the address, had decided to return it in person.

What a delightful random act of kindness.

I expressed my profound gratitude for going out of her way on Canada Day when I’m sure she had lots of things to do and people to see. I promised to pay it forward and will do so.

I did not get her name but I bet she reads this paper and will see this letter and I hope it brings a smile to her face. A small thing, she may think, but a small thing I will not soon forget, Thanks again.

Douglas Stark


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