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Nice gesture

Published: Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Last week, I took my 91-year-old father to get a haircut at Slim’s Barber Shop in Crystal Lake. We didn’t have an appointment and, when we arrived, there were a half-dozen in line ahead of us.

Slim said he could get him in at 1:40 if we could come back.

On our way out, my dad lost his footing and began to fall. I tried to stop him but then we both went down. Several people in the barber shop saw it and came running out to help us up.

When we returned at 1:40 p.m., Adam sat Dad right down and cleaned him up really nice. When I took out my wallet to pay, he said, “It’s already paid for.” When I inquired by whom, he said a Cary firefighter named Nate.

Nate, you paid for a very important cut for my Dad. His wife of more than 70 years just passed the day before. He was getting cleaned up for her memorial.

God bless you, friend!

John Anderson


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