Letter | Young drivers in The Farm demonstrate their kindness

07/17/2013 3:55 PM

07/17/2013 3:57 PM

The residents in The Farm, a community off Carolina Forest Boulevard, showed me how much compassion they have for others.

The engine in my car blew, and I just made it onto the grass entrance of The Farm. Hood up,smoke still billowing, I was offered jumper cables, asked if I needed a phone, and given the ZIP code for road service.

Of the next 13 cars, 11 were driven by young adults, teenagers up through their mid-twenties. Each one asked if they could do or get anything for me. One young man offered to drive me home, 10 miles down the road. I was so glad to see our youth in action, and proud I am not someone who dumps all over them. For you who do, wake up and give our youth a chance.

Finally, I got only one name from everyone, and it was Charles Ferrante, who, looking at this old guy, gave me a well needed bottle of Gatorade. After almost two hours, the tow truck arrived. I told him about the youth, and he too was excited to hear good news.

Residents of The Farm -- be proud of your youthful neighbors.

Bill Gascoigne


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