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Wed May 3, 2017, 06:53 PM

Reminder: There are some very good and very honest people in the world.

My son is an art student at a very good art school in our state.

Having chosen, for reasons of passion, to be an artist, but fully aware of how artists can struggle financially, he chose to live at home to save expenses and commute to school. It works out between the car and the train and the walk from the train station to class to about 3 hours a day.

Loving art, but having little appreciation of what goes into to making art, I had no concept of how hard art students work. In the weeks during which he's been turning in his final projects he's been pulling many all nighters, coming home sometimes for a two hour nap, heading right back out, painting, designing, working with color theory, making video art, art, art, art all the time.

Yesterday, he was working on the train, and dead tired, he accidentally left his Apple computer on the train, filled with work, weeks of work. When he got off the train a woman was banging on the window holding the computer up as the train pulled out.

The computer had no password; anyone in possession could have taken it; it's worth about two grand.

He called the NJ transit "lost and found" to report what happened, but had little hope.

And you know what? The woman who found it turned it in! He went into New York this morning and got it back, untouched, undamaged, all his work intact.

I have no idea who that woman is, but she is a sign that in the age of Trump, there are still good and decent people in the world, people who care about other people.

Pay it forward!

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Reply Reminder: There are some very good and very honest people in the world. (Original post)
NNadir May 2017 OP
shenmue May 2017 #1
Phoenix61 May 2017 #2
furtheradu May 2017 #3
NNadir May 2017 #5
Fla Dem May 2017 #4
femmocrat May 2017 #6
NNadir May 2017 #7

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 06:58 PM

1. :)

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 06:58 PM

2. Thanks for sharing the good news

Congrats on having such a passionate child. May he have a bright and colorfilled future.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 10:04 PM

3. YAY! for Passion, Gooodness & Honesty!

Thank YOU for this, I needed a reMinder, TODAY! 💖💜💚💙💜💖💜💚💙💜💖💜💚💙💜💖

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #3)

Thu May 4, 2017, 11:32 AM

5. You're welcome, we all need that reminder sometimes, and it's so much better at the hands...

...of an unknown stranger.

There's so much Trump in the air that one can easily be transformed into a misanthrope, but being one is wrong when people like this exist for the little things that matter, somehow, more than many of the big things.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 09:41 AM

4. So thrilled for your son at the outcome, and yes there are many good people walking among us.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 11:42 AM

6. Nice ending to the story.

I can imagine what your son went through until he got it back.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #6)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:15 PM

7. He's still getting over it. It's been a hell of a week, but he's just about finished with his...

...semester.

I love his development of a painter, but the stress is causing me to pull my hair out, and I don't have much to pull.

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