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Love Your Neighbor

Yesterday afternoon, my doorbell rang. At first, I thought it was UPS leaving a package, but the ringing was insistent. I opened the door to see my neighbor, Evie, who was gesturing at me in obvious distress. She couldn’t get the words out, and I feared (correctly) that she’d had a stroke. 911 came within minutes, they took her to the hospital (leaving her beloved dog behind) and Evie’s now slowly recovering. What happened next was amazing. A group of us who barely know each other except to smile on the street, immediately banded together, exchanged phone numbers for texting, arranged a schedule to take care of the dog and make hospital visits. It was a good moment for humanity.

Illustration by Geoff McFetridge



4 comments for “Love Your Neighbor”

  1. Karen says:

    Thank God you were home.

    • wendy says:

      That’s what I keep thinking, Karen. There was no one else on our floor at that time. And she never would’ve made it down the stairs or even been able to navigate the elevator. Speed is so important when it comes to strokes. Also, so grateful for the paramedics.

  2. Gigi says:

    People can be so amazing at times I think we sometimes forget that. Thank you for the wonderful reminder, and so happy you were there for her and all pulling together for her 🙂

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