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Reader thanks teenager for help at Lowe's

June 19, 2014 at 1:19 a.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

I had a special day Saturday at Lowe's in Victoria. I was loading my truck with the big stuff I had just purchased for the house we're building, and it was awkward to lift since I have a few physical challenges. As I struggled, a teenage boy came over and asked if I needed help. Of course, I said no, but he helped me anyway. After we finished and I thanked him, I asked him about himself. He said he will be a senior next year, and his dreams are to be either a U.S. Marine or a game warden. It was such a neat experience talking with this young man.

I guess the reason I was so surprised is that these days you don't see too many young people who go out of their way to help others, and it really impressed me. Not only am I impressed with him, but he must also have parents who have instilled values that will take him far in life.

Meeting this young man made my day and gave me a different view of what teenagers can be if they have parents who care. Thank you, young man. I will think of you often and wish you well in whatever you choose to do.

Gerald L. Carter, Port Lavaca

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