Late last week, a man walked into Maple’s Bakery in Yarmouth, Maine, and asked to pay for the next 59 meals at the restaurant. The woman working at the counter was curious about the request, thinking that maybe it was his 59th birthday, or there was another special reason for the purchase. There was. The man did not say at the time, but a woman came back later and said that the man wanted to remain anonymous, but had purchased the meals to honour the 59 lives lost in the Las Vegas attacks.
Many staff at the establishment and surrounding customers were brought to tears by the gesture. The bakery later posted a thank you.
“I believe that the only way we can change the world is by individual acts of kindness. Laws and regulations don’t change humans, other humans do. One small thing can change the course of another persons day.”
Hotels along the Las Vegas Strip dimmed their marquees Sunday night to honor victims of the mass shooting that shook the city and the nation exactly a week earlier.