Good Samaritans are alive and well.
The other day, my daughter crashed her bike on her way to school. It was a pretty bad crash, and her helmet was broken in three places. She is fine - not even a concussion - thanks to the helmet.
Shortly after the crash, a woman (I'm sorry I forget your name) called from her deck to see if everything was all right.
I asked this voice through the trees to call my wife and have her meet us down the trail with the car to bring my daughter home. This stranger couldn't reach my wife but took it upon herself, without asking, to come down with her car and give us a ride home.
It was such a simple act and one that most of us would do, but it was a great reminder to me of all the good things that happen every day that go unaccounted for.
In a world where bad news sells and the media seem to continually highlight the latest bombing or other violent act, I tend to forget the millions of good and simple acts like this one that truly shape our world.
A huge thank you to this Good Samaritan who helped us in a time of need. I hope we can all mirror her example.