These folks even have second thoughts about helping friends and neighbors they have known for years.
Doubt, insecurity or just plain indifference at times holds them back from helping out during a crisis situation.
My neighbor, Theresa , recently stepped up to the plate and helped this lost little boy. She noticed him crying outside the apartment building for a while. He was in an agitated state.
She picked up her purse, asked the child his name and address and then took his hand and led him home.
It happened on a Sunday afternoon when a number of the residents were away for the weekend.
This lady, a senior, seeing that the child was agitated and frightened did not hesitate to lend a helping hand. She did not know the youngster but that did not matter. She told me later that he “was a person in need of help and she was glad she could bring him home safely.”
Many modern day Samaritans are out there waiting for their chance to be good neighbors. Many are called. Few are chosen. All are needed.