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Tears

by on December 18, 2012

“We have these hampers we’re giving to people who might be finding Christmas a bit difficult. I was wondering if your family could do with one?”

I was expecting awkwardness, maybe embarrassment. None of that, just tears. Christmas was being the straw that broke the camel’s back. Single mum, children with special needs, dying parent overseas, no plane tickets available, too expensive anyway, and now – Christmas on top of everything.

One small gesture of kindness was enough to bring it all to the surface. I just listened. Finally, there was nothing more to tell.

“Yes, we’d like a hamper.

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