To the editor,
This evening while shopping at a local big box store my son asked me to purchase him a new bike, his had recently been stolen from our neighborhood.
Sadly I had to explain to him that we cannot currently afford to purchase a new bike. Suddenly a large man covered in tattoos who was playing hockey in the aisle with another boy approached my son, handed him $350 and said "No child should ever be without a bike in the summer".
He then turned to me and asked that I do not purchase the bike at the big box store and to support a local business or Canadian company. I asked his name he replied Jimbo, gave me a smile then said “high five” to my son Scott. I am astonished at the kind hearted selfless action of this individual. It brings a tear to my eye.
Our community is quickly sliding downhill with the crime and to be honest when I saw this man approach I was nervous. It just goes to show you cannot judge a book by its cover and that there are still good people in this community. He genuinely seemed happy to see the smile and excitement he placed on my son’s face. His thoughtfulness of his country and city will not go unnoticed. Tomorrow I will be taking my son to a local bicycle shop and buying him a bike made in Canada.
So to this mystery kind citizen from the bottom of our hearts we, The Hicks family, thank you Jimbo.
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