What small act of kindness were you once shown that you will never forget?
“In grade 6, I attended a private religious school where
prayers were one of the lessons. For some of these you
were supposed to stand. I was a small kid who sat in
the front row. One day we were praying, standing, and
came to a section where the teacher said as he always
did that if we needed, we could sit down. This particular
day I was very tired (I have no recollection why) and so I
sat down. The class froze and I became really apprehensive.
That wonderful teacher simply said in a calm voice,
“Shira is little and if she needs to sit down that is fine." A
few of the other students then meekly sat down, too."
– Shira Bernholtz, Client Service Lawyer
"Just recently at the Tim Horton’s drive-thru, a customer before me paid for my coffee. It was a great start to my day." – Emily Rimes, Law Clerk
"My kids often perform small acts of kindness that I
hope I will never forget. Whether it’s sharing their last
bit of a treat with me or giving me a hug when they
think I look stressed or drawing a sweet or funny picture
for me, all of these things lift my spirits and remind me
that a little kindness goes a long way."
- Courtney Mulqueen, Associate Lawyer