Canadian gesture

Dear Editor:

On Canada Day we stopped for a dish of fries and ice cream at the Fry Shack in Fergus.

We submitted the order and prepared to use plastic currency which was rejected as “cash only” was the method of this business exchange. We stood under a rain cloud as we were without cash.

Randomly, like a rainbow and its pot of gold, a total stranger gave us $15 in exchange for a commitment to do likewise on our journey. It begins with one individual to raise the bar for everyone.

Our modest lunch became a banquet after this person’s act of kindness. This gesture characterized the Canadian spirit.

Whoever you are, we are no longer total strangers, but part of that wonderful Canadian fabric on Canada Day.

Jeanne and Jacobus deBock,