Letters: Christmas kindness in the Columbia Valley

I really wanted to share with you a very nice lesson of kindness.

Dear Editor,

I really wanted to share with you a very nice lesson of kindness.

In mid-December, my family stayed in Radium Hot Springs, enjoying the gorgeous mountains and relaxing hot springs. In the evening, we decided to have dinner at one of Radium’s nicest restaurants: Helna’s Stube.

The food was great, the ambiance was absolutely delightful, and just across from our table was a nice couple enjoying their dinner as well. We exchanged some glances, but not more than that.

At the end of the dinner, when we asked for our bill, we were told that the couple across from our table paid for our dinner before they left. We were absolutely surprised! Complete strangers decided to make us such a gorgeous gift!

It’s Christmas season and I think they wanted to be generous with our family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

As we have no idea how to contact them otherwise, we decided that your newspaper could help us share this amazing story and thank them for their kindness.

We hope that amazing couple, as well as all your readers, had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Toni Birlad and family


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