Kind Strangers To The Rescue

Pamela Young
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Wednesday - October 22, 2008
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Dear Pamela,

I was on my bicycle coming home from work in Mililani Town this past Friday night when I was struck at an intersection crosswalk. I was in shock as to what had just happened, but amazed at how many people came to my aid. I did not get everyone’s name, but I must take this time to thank everyone for caring for me and calling for help. One gentleman immediately called 911, another was trained in first aid with an impressive kit and bandaged me up so well. One lady there tried to keep me calm as she insisted on keeping me covered with a blanket. Athird gentleman came to speak with me just to ask how I was and to make sure I was being taken care of. My fiance, who arrived minutes after I called, and I are very very thankful for all those who came to my side and did not rush away after seeing what had happened. (The gentleman who unfortunately hit me was also in shock, but stayed the whole time.) I am still new to Hawaii and am so utterly grateful words cannot explain for those Good Samaritans. I luckily did not hit my head and have nothing broken. Just very bruised and stiff, and one bad gash from my own bike that had to get stitched. Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much to everyone!

Erin Phelan
Mililani Mauka

Dear Pamela,

My son lost his wallet at Ala Moana Center. A good and honest man found it and delivered it to our home! I was so surprised and excited, I did not ask his name. I’m sorry, but accept my heartfelt appreciation for your good heart. This person had the cutest dog with him, I think it was a Pomeranian. I hope he reads this and recognizes himself. He really deserves big APPLAUSE!

Emi Sugihara

Dear Pamela,

I am a senior and do have my “senior moments.” I had my two mo’opuna at Windward Mall to play at the play area there and walked off without my cell phone (which I’m still learning how to use)! I retraced my steps and found that an angel had turned it in to security. Afew days later I was at Shirokiya at Ala Moana and left my pedometer in the lua, again retraced my steps and found another angel had turned it in to the lost and found area. Many thanks to those angels in my life.


Dear Erin, Emi and Tutu,

The kind gestures of our anonymous angels not only save us time, money and hassle, they teach us the value of caution and the importance of watching out for each other.

(If you know someone who deserves some Applause, send your letters to Pamela Young, MidWeek Applause, KITV, 801 S. King St., Honolulu, HI, 96813 or e-mail Include your name, phone number and, if possible, the phone number of your “applaudee” so we can contact him or her.)

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