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Grantham Journal letters: 'The kindness of youngsters'


By Grantham Reporter


It was about 3pm on Saturday, August 18, the day before my 88th birthday.

I had recently been discharged from Grantham Hospital after undergoing major surgery for a knee replacement.

Feeling better I decided to go to the Tollemache Arms in Grantham. I hobbled to the bar to place my order of a burger and a pint.

Whilst waiting to be served I proceeded to get my money out. But disaster struck - I searched all my pockets and nothing, so I went back to my table.

Unbeknown to me a young man must have been watching my actions. I had no sooner sat down with an empty stomach and empty pockets, when suddenly the same young man who stood next to me at the bar placed £4 coins on my table and said “Have a drink on me pop” and went on his way. I was completely overcome with emotion.

Who said youngsters don’t care about the elderly? This gentleman did and went one step further to ease my pain.

K. Blakey

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