LETTER: A good deed doesn’t go unnoticed

Coffee shop employee deserves kudos for cleaning up public walkway

I would just like to report that on July 1 of this year, some thoughtless and inconsiderate rowdies celebrated Canada Day by smashing quite a few glass bottles on the walking path that connects the 1700-block of San Juan to the 1800-block by the soccer fields.

The next day, a young fellow by the name of Matt, who works at Township Coffee on the corner of Tyndall and San Juan, did something wonderful. When his shift was finished and he was leaving work, he saw the mess and voluntarily went back to his place of employment to get a broom and pail to clean it up.

I would like to emphasize that the pathway is used by many children, and walkers of all sorts, and the broken glass constituted a definite hazard.

Matt did not have to do what he did.  He could have simply reported it (or ignored it), and it most likely would have been cleaned up by the municipality, at some point.  In the meantime, any number of injuries could have resulted.

I would like to recognize the generous act on Matt’s part and thank him for what he did.

Richard Weatherill

Saanich

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