Random kindness restores faith

To the Editor:

Just when I think our country is a total mess, an event changes my sour outlook. This past weekend, I had stopped at Cracker Barrel for a morning meal. The waitress informed me someone had paid for our breakfast. I am assuming a local resident or a traveler “off” the interstate had initiated this good deed. As I am on a fixed income, this act of kindness was a nice surprise.

If you are that local resident and see this letter, please accept my thanks. I appreciate your generosity. As a result of your thoughtfulness, I may have to alter my opinion of this country.

— Bonnie Sullenberger