For Glen Oliver, picking up the cost of a drive-thru order for the person behind him at his local coffee shop has become routine. However, that gesture, along with a friendly greeting, appears to have had a profound impact on a person during a desperate time.
According to a Nov. 9 column by Ian McMillan of the Pickering News Advertiser, the paper’s newsroom received an anonymous letter outlining an act of kindness that happened in July at a Tim Hortons near Liverpool and Kingston roads.
“The letter writer wrote about being in a bad place in July of this year, so bad in fact that they (I don’t know whether the author was a woman or man) intended to take their life. July 18 was going to be their last day,” McMillan wrote, noting the writer said they were going to “end it all at home in [their] own little ritual.”
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