Shauna G was driving near a home off the south end of Lakeshore Drive yesterday when she saw an elderly neighbour of hers trying to move the snow off his driveway.
“I noticed him on the way by going to do my groceries. I was at the store for quite some time and upon my return home he was still at it, looked extremely fatigued and I just thought I need to help this fellow out,” she said.
So instead of just driving by, she went home, dropped off the groceries and decided to lend him a hand.
“This man looked to be in his mid to late ’70s, and I offered my help, I was dressed up in the right gear ready to go, however, he declined politely,” she said.
“I even insisted on helping, but you could sort of tell he was a man of pride.”
While Shauna did not clean the elderly gentleman’s driveway, her intent to help out was certainly there. With another storm approaching, she hopes more North Bayites do the same thing to offer help to their neighbours.
“Would it be odd to maybe encourage people to just get out and help,” she wondered.
“Maybe just take an extra hour a day to do a quick drive around and see if there are people who may need a bit of a helping hand with all of this snow, as there has been a lot this year and there is more on the way.
“We are a community and we should be helping each other out instead of blaming the city, I feel it might just put a smile on the city as well with all the snowy, dreary days we have had.”
Be a helpful neighbour. Not a bad idea at all.