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A Good Samaritan Shovels Cars Out of the Snow, Leaves Notes with a Simple, Heartwarming Request


Jonas, the blizzard that struck the East Coast this past weekend, dumped 26.8 inches over New York City. And for the many New Yorkers who are forced to park their cars on the street all that snow meant more shoveling.

Some of them put off the chore, and if they lived in the right neighborhood, their procrastination paid off. Someone came by and dug out random cars, then left behind the following typewritten (yes, on the old-fashioned kind) note.

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A short interview with the anonymous, animal-loving snow shoveler of the East Village

Posted by E.V. Grieve on Thursday, January 28, 2016

It reads: “Your car was shoveled out of the snow for FREE on the evening of January 27, 2016. If you would like to say thanks, you can make a donation to Mighty Mutts Animal Rescue. If not, that is fine, and enjoy the free shoveling. Thanks!”

Mighty Mutts is a no-kill, all-volunteer animal shelter in the city. And it turns out the kind-hearted shoveler volunteers there. Why did this Good Samaritan pick this deed? This was the explanation given to one of the lucky people whose car was dug out:

“Shoveling snow is a good way to make someone’s day. Whether or not they want to donate is irrelevant–it’s a simple way to do something nice.”

That’s what we call a win-win!

via The Dodo

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