Where's the Fire?
January 1, 2009 6:58pm CST
I was driving home yesterday, and saw a fire engine coming towards me in the opposite direction. All of a sudden, it put on its flashing lights, and for a second I thought it was about to take off on a call. Then I noticed a mother holding a small boy on the footpath. All the firemen were waving at the child, who was waving back with an expression of total awe on his face. I was so moved by this I had to share it. That simple action by those firemen was so kind, friendly and fun. It made me think how easy it really is to put a smile on someone's face. I'd love to hear your stories of simple, kind acts. We hear so much of the negative ... it is very refreshing to know there is some positive out there too! Let's all get warm and mushy ... lol.
6 Jan 09
A few days just before Christmas the fireman in our area get out and go up and down the street in the fire truck with one of the guy's dressed up as Santa and they hand out lollies to the kids, and you see all the little kids come running out of there houses and stand on the street waiting for him to come along because they can hear the siren coming and know that they are going to see Santa
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6 Jan 09
That is exactly the kind of thing I mean. That is so much fun for the kids, and parents love it too. Your story brought back memories of when I was a kid and Apex or Rotary or something like them used to come around every Christmas bringing Santa right down our street. You'd hear the music and know he was coming, and it was soooo exciting! It is lovely to hear that that sort of community spirit is still going strong. Happy new year!