Amidst the all the hatred spewed by occasionally sensible people, I offer my gentle plea for kindness.

An obviously not-well-to-do woman stood ahead of me in a grocery store line, coming up a bit short on the required payment. I immediately paid the balance for her. She gushed her thank-yous, while I told her it seemed the right thing to do.

It requires little effort for all of us to lighten up a bit and provide mutual support.

Let’s make the world a bit better with a modicum of kindness.

Dr. ROBERT BRAKE

Ocean Park

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