Having followed Mitt Romney over the years, it was no surprise to me when I read the following from an article titled, 'Big-Hearted Mitt':
One cold December day in the early 1980s, Mitt Romney loaded up his Gran Torino with firewood and brought it to the home of a single mother whose heat had been shut off just days before Christmas.find one of his partner’s daughters who had disappeared in NYC. Then there was the time that an elderly neighbor of Romney in Belmont, Ma mentioned that her car was not working. She later found Romney in her garage fixing the vehicle. These are only a few of many that I’ve heard about over the years.
Years after a business partner died unexpectedly, Romney helped the man’s surviving daughter go to medical school with loans for tuition — loans he forgave when she graduated.
And in 1997, when a fellow church member’s teenage son fell seriously ill, Romney sprinted to the hospital in the dead of night, where he kept vigil with his terrified parents.
According to this article, the Romney campaign fears that bringing stories like these to light, might bring attention to Romney’s Mormon faith. Which for some, is still an issue. Romney himself is also reluctant to toot his own horn when it comes to personal acts of kindness. He believes that by helping one’s neighbors when in need is a natural act, not warranting any acknowledgment or praise.
I hope we come to a time when acts such as these can be celebrated without fear of any repercussions it may cause to ones particular career.
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