Lending A Hand Comes Naturally

Pamela Young
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Wednesday - March 28, 2007
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Aloha Pamela,

I tripped and fell over a patch of sidewalk that had been elevated by a tree root. My immediate concern was to stop my bleeding nose. Lilah Amoy and Fay Guinto, on their lunch break from Hopaco, came to my rescue! They provided paper towels as well as verbal and physical support, going so far as to carry my purchases and see me back to my car. Somewhere in Hawaii there are always “guardian angels” watching over us.

Mahalo again, Lilah and Fay!

(Ms.) Wally Wake

Aiea


Dear Wally,

Lilah Amoy and Fay Guinto say your thank-you card was gratitude enough. “We just tried to do what we hope someone would do for us in a similar situation,” says Lilah. “The experience itself brought tears to our eyes. It’s normal for human beings to help one another.”

three star

Dear Pamela,

I had a harrowing experience on the bus, and three different drivers helped me. I got off the Country C Express at Punchbowl and then realized I had left my precious diary on the bus. My whole life is in there! I hopped on the next bus and got off at Piikoi so that I could catch up with the C at Ala Moana. I ran to where the C is usually parked, and with alarm told the driver I had left my diary on it. He asked, “When?” and I said, “Just now!” He told me this was a different C and that the one I had been on had already left. Then he called the driver of that C, who made a special trip back to Ala Moana just to return my diary to me! The driver who made the call said his name was Boogie. I forget the name of the driver whose bus I had left my diary on, but at least I gave him a hug and kiss. Perhaps, you could again thank my three bus driver angels for me.

Harmony Bentosino

Makakilo


Dear Harmony,

The thoughtful Country C Express driver who came back to deliver your diary is Joe Nuuanu, who’ll take hugs and kisses any day!

 

three star

Dear Pamela,

I was walking to my bank to make a deposit when suddenly a thief came from behind me and grabbed my bag. After a brief struggle, he managed to wrest my bag from me and ran across Kapiolani toward Mahukona Street. I tried to give pursuit, but he managed to elude me. I thought I would never see my bag again. Unknown to me, several good citizens witnessed the whole scene and called 911.

To make a long story short, the police were able to apprehend the thief and recover my bag.

I want to commend Sgt. W. Cluney, Officer D. Tsue and a couple of other officers whose quick work enabled them to apprehend the culprit, who was hiding in the bushes near Atkinson Drive. I also want to commend Detective Dee Thoemmes, who took my statement. I especially want to thank the good citizens who called the police. Sgt. Cluney told me that one of those who called was a bus driver who saw what happened as he was driving his route.

I want the good citizens to know that by being involved and taking the time to call police, they helped to apprehend a thief.

Gary T. Kunishima

Salt Lake


Dear Gary,

It was Officer Daniel Tsue who drove you back to the scene for an identification. His supervisor, Sgt. Art Kurosu, says, “It is normal for him to go above and beyond.” Your letter of praise to Officer Tsue, Sgt. Cluney, Detective Thoemmes and other officers is much appreciated.

(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 pyoung@kitv.com. 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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