The same day my friend sent me this link of 21 inspiring pictures of people being incredibly kind to strangers, I had my own little episode of local kindness.
A week ago Monday night while I was at the ER with G, a very large branch from one of our trees came down in heavy wind. Before I had a chance to do anything with it, one of my neighbors had sawed it into pieces, bundled it in twine, attached a yard waste sticker to cover the cost of pickup, and placed it on our curb in time for the weekly truck. All without my knowledge of who had taken care of it.
After asking several of our neighbors if they had dispatched our branch, I finally found out who had done it.
They did not expect to be thanked, but...