Editor, The News:
On Friday, Dec. 13, at about 3:30 p.m., my wife and I were at the self check-out section of Save-On Foods in downtown Maple Ridge and had completed our transaction, paid for our items and were about to leave the store.
A young man, about eight or nine years old, came up to us and told us that my wife had dropped a $20 bill on the floor from her purse, as she was depositing the cash into the receptacle of the self-serve machine.
I thanked the young man sincerely and followed him back to the self-serve, where his dad and his little brother were finishing their transaction.
I thanked the father and commented on how proud he should be for having such tremendous boys and gave the boys a small token of our appreciation.
To the parents of those young boys, I must say that I was overwhelmed that you have instilled such honesty in those young boys.
I was overcome with a feeling of warm and fuzzy over the fact that there are parents who are successful in bringing up children these days, the way that our children should be brought up.
To be honest, kind, respectful and, above all, to do the right thing.
I feel so satisfied and thankful that all is not bad in Maple Ridge and this act has restored my belief that our community is not such a bad place after all, since the 20-odd years that we have lived in the area.
To the parents of, and especially those young boys, I wish you all a most wonderful Christmas and I know that the future looks great for those young men with the qualities that you, as parents, have instilled in them.