6-year-old Amelia Feaster and her dad Caleb have a lot to be thankful for. Just recently, newly employed bus driver, Gina Hess, showed them that there is still goodness and kindness in society.
Gina and Amelia hardly new each other, but after Amelia had mentioned to Gina, at the beginning of the school year, that she had grown out of her bicycle Gina had promised the little girl that once the weather improved she would bring round a new one. True to her word, a few days ago a knock on the door was heard at the Pennsylvania home of Amelia and Caleb and none other than Gina was standing there. Gina did not turn up with just one bike, she brought two so that there would always be a spare bicycle for any of Amelia’s friends who were at the house.
“I think it’s interesting that kindness can come from anywhere; it’s not necessarily someone you know well or someone you even see daily,” Caleb said. “We should all be willing to love our neighbors as ourselves. This involves giving — giving generously without expecting anything in return.
Gina refused to accept any form of payment from Caleb and insisted that the bicycles were her gift to the family. This act of kindness has inspired Caleb to help others in need and to take more time to look out for charitable opportunities. “Gina has personally inspired me to see the needs of others, to listen to others around me, and to meet these needs when given the opportunity,” Caleb added.