Letters From Leton: Thank You – Whoever You Are!

Recently, one of my family members went shopping. Nothing strange about that, but for an 80 year old who worked so hard in a demanding job (coal mines), time has not been kind physically.

On the way out with his groceries (after having to take a break in the store due to weakness in his legs), he lost control of the buggy, which was holding him up.

What to do? He couldn’t let go of the buggy or he would fall. The buggy with the groceries was slowly heading to the other side of the parking lot. What to do?

Fortunately, a couple saw what was going on. They came over, grabbed him and the buggy and proceeded to load them (both) into the truck. They even offered to drive him home and help him unload, but he shared that he was fine and his wife could help with the groceries.

While all of this was happening, I was only 500 yards away at Lowes with absolutely no knowledge of what was going on.

This is yet another story of strangers doing things for others – from the courtesy of wearing masks or stopping to help with flat tires to sharing an umbrella on a rainy day or loading groceries for an older person (which I do whenever I can).

So whoever you are – thank you! And know that your good deed will inspire others to stop and look around for simple acts of kindness that they can offer during these hard times.

Stay safe.

– Leton

“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.