Thank goodness for Good Samaritans

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A few days ago, I watched unfold an event that served to reinforce my occasional flagging faith in humanity.

A seagull had been hit, perhaps by a vehicle, and sat by the roadside, unable to fly because of a severed wing. Two passersby helped me get

the injured bird into a crate and wrapped in a blanket, to be delivered to a local vet. The bird was taken and, as per my request, put out of its misery.

“Will there be a charge?” I asked.

“No, we get requests like this all the time.”

It’s encouraging to realize there are others who are willing to go out of their way to do all within their power to prevent an injured bird from further suffering.

I was moved. Obviously the so-called “milk of human kindness” still flows. I would like to highlight the role played by the Good Samaritans who spontaneously came to the assistance of a bird in pain.

Thank you!

Burton K. Janes

Bay Roberts

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  • Charles Kennedy
    July 05, 2013 - 23:35

    Now if we could only give the good lord some of that "milk of human kindness" so he can put them poor hapless souls, sufferring the fires of eternal hell ,out of their misery.Amazing how a Pentecostal minister has such compassion for a gull and yet teaches that "unsaved" human beings are going to suffer the fires of hell forever with no chance of parole.I just shaked my head in amazment!!!

  • Jorge B
    July 04, 2013 - 15:45

    He could have lived a happy wingless life for all you know, with the four of you supporting him. Be careful of morality when meddling in natures affairs. It is a slippery slope to pat yerself on the back for having something killed. With that said, it is good to help, but writing a letter about it is kinda weird. Better than leaving him impailed on a church...

  • W Bagg
    July 04, 2013 - 12:02

    it was so full of French Fries from Mickey D's it couldn't get out of teh way of a car I guess.