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A little girl and her plastic bag

Yesterday while on my way to a supermarket I saw a little girl of perhaps five leaning at
a tree close to the road and watching a blue plastic bag which was drifting in the wind.
She looked very sad with her light blue eyes and her blond hair streamed out behind her.
The bag was lifted by a strong blast and I ran after it, crossing the road. A car came and
stopped, waiting for me to cross the road. A younger man on the other side of the road saw
that I wanted to catch the bag and he was also running after it, but the wind drifted the
bag far over the lawn up hills. After some unsuccessful attempts to get hold of the bag he
finally could grab it. I went to him and he gave me the bag and smiled. I then told him
that a little girl was sad about losing that bag. He wished me a nice weekend and I
returned to that little girl still standing near the tree but this time smiling. She shyly
whispered "Thank you", took the bag and ran to her little playmates waiting for her
anxiously in the background. 

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  1. Date: 4/20/2011 8:07:00 AM
    A quaint example of sincere human kindness, Gert. Much enjoyed. Please leave me a soup mail with your email address..a lil project I am workin on. Have a blessed Easter. Hope family is doing better since the loss of your loved one. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 2:51:00 PM
    yes that was a nice thing for you to do, now days a lot of people would have just kept walking, it just goes to show you that there is some good left aroung yet. this was a great write.

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 5:53:00 AM
    I could just picture this scene so well in my mind, Gert-- that was really sweet of you to help the little girl, although I am not surprised at all that you did-- you my friend are a true gentleman! kudos to you and hugs :)

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:43:00 AM
    Such a sweet story, Gert. I hope you feel better soon. Love from Jack

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:37:00 AM
    Sweet story of kindness and gentlemanliness too Gert my friend.. a dynamic write to show the tenderness toward children and their precious values at a tender age.. amazing as usual my friend..luv and happy Sundy..

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 9:41:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing this delightful story with us, Gert. I bet there was something in the blue bag that was special to the little girl. You and the other made her day. It's nice to know there are sensitive people like you who take notice when a child is in distress. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 7:35:00 AM
    It's the little things in life which mean the most. Lovely, thank you

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 6:33:00 AM
    Lovely, sentimental tale that makes one's heart throb with joy, Gert. beautiful narration.

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 4:32:00 AM
    warm sentiments overfloe in this poignant piece.. you make me sob with precious delight, gert! i'm speechless... darn lovely! :) huggs, nette