I will collect some of these moments which brighten my day, people helping others, moments that are touching. Here is two of them to start of with
OK first story. Hubby wanted to go fishing at Birdling's flat. His friend wasn't able to come so he got me to come along. I love the place and planned to strike down with a book. When we arrived the young man on the right was trying to start his car and his back wheels were spinning and he was digging himself more and more into the pebbles. "Have a look " I said to hubby. Hubby went over and said "You have to be pulled out mate. You don't get out of there. There is a man with a tractor in town somewhere, who tugs people out for about $75". The young man looks sad. My hubby said "Wait a minute there is a digger working on the property close by. He can pull you out." The young man mumbles something and looks down on his cellphone. I said to him "Do you want us to come with you?" He looked up and smiles and says yeah ." We went up to the digger. Hubby discusses the problem. " No worries"says the digger. A truck gets moved and the digger rumbles towards the pebbles, down the hill and pulls the young man out. Just as easy What a nice digger.
I came across the above video on Facebook. It is already a few months old but it is very touching. All the pupils from Palmerston North High School are paying their respect to their beloved teacher at his funeral, by doing the Haka. Mr Tamatea was at the school for 30 years and had a lot of mana. Mana in the Maori world means having great presence, which instills admiration and respect. The proof of that is seen in this video