People, on average, are not jerks. I know that if you watch the news, read the papers, or have any kind of political discussions regarding Cape Breton, it's easy to form the opinion that our little island is on a downhill trajectory because deep down, humanity is a self-serving, greedy, infectious species. You could form the same opinion about the world as a whole, but I don't. It seems to me that the good stories just aren't being told. Whether it's because journalists don't want to tell them, or the audience doesn't want to hear them, I don't know, but stories about good people doing good things seem few and far between.
This is a small story, about one bag stapled to a telephone pole on Charlotte Street. It's about one random person, partaking in one random act of kindness, with no real profit or recognition to be gained. These are the kind of stories I like.
I'm not a journalist. I don't know who Ashleigh is, or why she did this. I'm just happy to live in a place where people will take time out of their day, and money out of their pocket to help out a random, cold stranger.
Thanks Ashleigh, and keep doing what you're doing!
If you have any stories about random acts of kindness, feel free to share. We're just a bunch of people flying through cold, dark space on a random blue ball of matter. The least we could do is be nice to each other.