January 28, 2014 | 12:08 PM

I loved this as well as your original column on kindness. I wish we could see more of this kind of "news" in our world today. I think it's our duty to re-remind people that it's sometimes the most simple acts of kindness that make a difference that you could never anticipate (even for a stranger). You're so right in saying, "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind." We often become masters at putting on a face to hide any struggles. And it's particularly sad to see this passed down to our children (especially in these trying times). It's such a contradiction for what life is truly about. There is strength & eventually beauty to what comes of overcoming struggles. So if we can be kind & lift others up- we'll all be better for it.
Anyway, thank you for being a highlight in our Milton Herald this morning!

Stacie Behrmann