On Tuesday, I was walking my dog near Browning Place townhouses at 8 a.m. I looked ahead and noticed two young guys walking towards [Ecole] Windsor Secondary.
They had stopped and were picking up garbage from an overturned garbage can, bear activity evident.
I was so impressed that they were doing this when likely they had deadlines for the first bell. I spoke with them briefly, thanked them for taking initiative, and told them I would finish up as I had dog bags to not dirty my hands. They were doing this without gloves.
They left, and as I was finishing up, another student heading for Windsor, stopped as I was struggling to upright the garbage can.
“Do you need help?” he asked. I accepted his help and thanked him. He told me, “Have a nice day.”
I’m an active senior. I just want to acknowledge any young person who can engage like this.
I know I don’t know your names, and likely you don’t read the North Shore News, but you parents who do might consider mentioning this letter. Maybe one of those young lads – yes, all guys – might be one of your sons.
East of Seymour