Acts of kindness from strangers can lift gloom

IN this day and age when you only have to pick up a newspaper or turn on the radio to feel gloomy, I wish to commend your newspaper on letting people say thanks through the letters pages for random acts of kindness by strangers that never fails to bring a smile to my face and restore some faith in the big scary world out there.

So please let me encroach on this well-being with my own thanks.

Can I say a special thanks to East-Coast taxis who returned my keys when I left them in a cab early one Monday morning on a trip to Central Station, and whoever alerted the driver to them.

And another thank you to the gentleman in the Spar who told me my jumper was on inside out, thus avoiding an embarrassing entrance at a friend’s house for dinner.

CHRIS WRIGHT

Monkseaton