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I Saw You: Creature Comforts

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I had just heard the terrible news that our beloved cat had cancer. Completely distraught and in tears, I was outside the vet’s office on a call to my husband to tell him. You were taking your dog to your car, but returned to the sidewalk, and waited for me to see you. You then opened your arms, whispered, “I’m a complete stranger,” and approached me with a warm, heartfelt hug of sympathy. You were aware enough to see me in distress, and the unexpected expression of humanity brought me great comfort in that moment. I wish I could have thanked you more, but will always remember the vision of you, your kind hug, and your giving me a thumbs up of hope as you drove away.

I Saw You is an anonymous “man on the street” column. Email your rants and raves about co-workers or any badly behaving citizens to [email protected], or send to 380 S. First St, San Jose, 95113. Submissions should stick to about 100 words.


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