To the Editor:
Earlier this month, I wrote to you about my recent introduction to a wonderful Surf City resident, Bob Bell (“Resident Superman,” 9/12). This story now has an amazing Part II!
Another Surf City family, who wishes to remain anonymous, noticed my letter to the editor on Saturday, Sept.15. “I remember this woman. I met her the day she went to see Mr. Bell,” one sister remarked to another. “I also remember the wave that took out the sandcastle. It got my cell phone, too!”
Later that day, this family went to enjoy one last summer trip to the Sixth Street beach and promptly found missing ring No. 3. Almost a month later!
I’m not kidding. And I’m not making this up, either.
Now here comes the remarkable, Surf City-superhero thing again. Upon finding the ring, the family began to search for a way to contact me. And they found me. In Chicago. Wow!
I wish I could tell you who they are, so that you would know them for the wonderful superheroes they are.
But like many superheroes, they don’t want their cover blown.
Everyone who hears this story keeps telling me how lucky I am to have gotten all of my rings back. True, I do feel very, very lucky, but I also feel lucky to have met these amazing strangers who demonstrated amazing acts of random kindness. I am sure my family will be telling this story for generations to come. I hope what they remember is how I got all three rings back, through the kindness of strangers.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. Bob Bell and M, T and C in Surf City.
Can’t wait to see you all in 2013!