It was a typical weekday lunch hour. My dog and I were eating carrot sticks while listening to the all-request show on the radio. (I won’t freely admit I listen to a station aimed at baby boomers, but let’s just say that on this radio frequency, “pop” always means Iggy.)
A woman from Newmarket, Ontario, called in to make a song request. “I recently lost three limbs, and it was my first time out in my electric wheelchair,” she told the radio host. (You had my attention at “three limbs.”) “Two different motorists stopped to ask me if I needed any help with anything,” she continued. “I said, ‘Thank you so much for stopping, but I’m good to go.’
“But it really warmed my heart.”
The woman wanted to send a song out to all the compassionate people of her community. Her request? “More than a Feeling,” by Boston.
This story warmed my heart, so I’m sharing it here. You’ll agree it’s totally worth the earworm… I hope.