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Kokua Line

By June Watanabe

Thursday, November 23, 2000

Readers give thanks
for good deeds

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers. As is Kokua Line's tradition, we devote this day's column to the kindness and good deeds of strangers.


Bullet To Floyd from TheBus company and an older gentleman on the No. 1 bus on the morning of Oct. 26, who turned in my cellular phone. I was going crazy trying to find it. When I called, Floyd answered and I got my phone back. It is really appreciated. -- Desmond

Bullet To everyone who helped when my car battery died in front of the Hawaii State Library on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 7. A young gentleman tried to help start the car, but finally had to just push it onto the grounds of Kawaiahao Church. Mahalo to him, and to maintenance man, Baba, for use of his cell phone, and to the Kawaiahao Church office staff for use of their phone in calling the tow service and service station. -- Grateful Senior Citizen

Bullet To the person who took an 80-year-old lady friend home after she got lost in Wahiawa. She not only fed my friend, but let her spend the night, then took her to the police station the next morning before going to work. God bless you. Now my friend has a laminated ID. No telling what could have happened and it's reassuring to know there are good souls like you out there. -- J.C.

Bullet To the lady at Pearlridge Shopping Center who, on Monday, Nov. 6, saw that I was in a long line of people waiting to use the pay phone. She kindly let me use her cellular phone to make my call, saying it was her good deed for the day. Thank you from the lady with the three children who was trying to make a call before heading to the movie theater. -- M. Kanetake

Bullet To Kaiser Honolulu and Scout Troop 180 for setting up an efficient process for getting flu shots at the clinic on Saturday, Nov. 11. Scouts and their leaders were posted all long the way from the garage elevator to the registration desk on the 3rd floor, giving excellent directions, directing traffic, operating the elevators, handing out flyers with information and just being helpful and courteous. Thanks to their efficiency and the setup in the shot clinic, the whole process took less than 10 minutes. -- No name

Bullet To Mr. Timmy Ho, auto mechanic/manager of Wally's Auto Repair Shop in Aiea. Replacing all of the pertinent contents in a man's wallet was a frightening prospect as I retraced my recent whereabouts, trying to find my lost/misplaced wallet. Mr. Ho saved me heartache and a lot of headaches because of his honesty, which money can never replace. He handed me my wallet, saying, "I didn't unzip it, but please check the contents." Everything was intact. Mr. Ho, may your tribe increase and God bless. -- Benjamin Dacalano Jacobe, Sr.

Bullet To a man in a Volkswagen van. On Election Day, in the parking loft of the K-mart on Nimitz Highway, I left my car keys in my car. I asked this man if he could help me. A hanger wouldn't work so he went out of his way and came back with a harder iron to open my lock. What a relief to know a person would go out of his way to help. I didn't get his name but want him to know that I appreciated his help. -- K.L. Kaio

Bullet To a parent at Mililani Mauka School who returned the keys to my gold Acura on Thursday morning, Nov. 16. It was raining really hard and I was concentrating more on getting my supplies out my car and keeping them dry, so forgot my keys. Mahalo also to the school staff who tracked me down and returned my keys. -- A. Ching

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