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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:29 am, Sat Nov 17, 2012.

Our oldest son attends an early morning Bible study class at 6 a.m. every weekday of the school year. On Nov. 8, he arrived and participated in his usual class. He entered the church and placed his backpack in the usual spot. After class, the students all grabbed their things. His backpack was missing. They looked for it but didn't find it. He went to school without anything. He talked to the office and his teachers, and each responded with support and a plan to help him with their respective class. We were so impressed and thankful for the kindness they showed.

The next morning, I received a text message saying he had been called to the office and handed a paper bag with everything from his backpack. This is what we were told: An elderly gentleman brought in the paper bag with books and said that he had found them in his driveway. He wanted to see if they belonged to a student. The office checked and found that they did. She took the bag from the gentleman and he left quietly.

During that same week, our nation and city were focused on politics and the animosity that the same creates. As Mitt Romney stated in his concession speech, "The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. ... And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion. We look to our teachers and professors; we count on you not just to teach, but to inspire our children with a passion for learning and discovery. We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family. We look to our parents, for in the final analysis everything depends on the success of our homes."

What a great act of service has been shown from a citizen that rose to the occasion. Our own "Miracle on South Pacific Avenue." Thank you to the "elderly gentleman" who performed this act of charity. We are grateful for your example and good nature. We hope that you are blessed this holiday season.

Julie Schiess


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