Best Story of the Week…September 19

My friend Anna, the Latino Joan of Arc, walking down Madison Avenue, spots a well dressed man on the ground slumped against the side of an apartment building. Mind you it’s the shank of the morning, dozens of commuters flying by, but Anna, true to form, is the only one who stops.

Now in her 50s, raising a son all by herself ironing shirts for the rich, she presently works in a high end gourmet shop charming everyone she meets.

She’s one of the kindest, noblest people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.

That said, she kneels by the man who’s all but losing consciousness realizing, he’s had a heart attack. After calling 911, she knows enough to keep him talking, asking in her stilted English, did he have children, grandchildren, what were their names…how old were they?

When the EMS workers come and ask, how did she know to do that, Anna says…

“Law een Order.” (I just love that)

Later on, at the hospital, bribing the guard at reception with cookies, finds out who the man is because she wants to make sure he’s alright.

She walks into his room where he’s awake, tubes everywhere flanked by family and asks, how he is.

“Who the hell are you?” he snaps, telling you he wasn’t exactly Mr. Rogers.

“I find you, on the sidewalk,” Anna says, “I call 911. Just come to see if you are fine.”

“Oh, so you came to collect a reward, is that it?”

Now believe me, the last thing on Anna’s mind is money, so when he bellows…


she runs out the door.

The wife, upset, comes out apologizing for her husband, but Anna stops her and says, “No matter ma’am, as long as he’s okee. God eez’ so good.”

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About Susannah Bianchi

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34 Responses to Best Story of the Week…September 19

  1. Dale says:

    All I can think of saying is – What an ungrateful, crass, schmuck.

    Anna is an angel on earth. I’m glad she is the bigger person in this.

    And I hope to hell he realises just how lucky he is to be alive.

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  2. What a noble story! God bless Anna for her caring and kindness. Thank you for this uplifting account.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Not the ending I was expecting. If that jerk has a second attack he better hope there’s another Anna around and not someone like himself! I bet his wife does a lot of apologizing for him,


  4. aFrankAngle says:

    Although ungrateful ass doesn’t describe his actions, I imagine he realizes the ill of his ways now because his wife has straightened him out. Cheers to Anna – a good person who is also a good friend. Cheers to her from me.


  5. Sorryless says:

    Law een Order . . . I love that too. And I love that life does work this way. That we learn certain things in the most random places, that maybe aren’t random at all in the scheme of things. And Anna, bless her wondrous heart, brings to mind another Angelou quote.

    Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.

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  6. Vasca Beall says:

    Anna is a jewel of great price…what a gem. And to think she learned that on Law & Order, my favorite! I believe there are many good samaritans around; we just don’t hear/read about the good things. I feel sad for the guys wife; she’s probably a genius at apologizing…lots of practice. I would hope if that ever happened to me I would be blest w/an angel like Anna. I would also hope that if I even came across someone in trouble I would do my best to help however I could. That’s the way we should all be…kind in every instance. Good for Anna and God bless her! Bravo, Anna!!!

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  7. Clever Girl says:

    No good deed goes unpunished. Anna’s a saint

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  8. Do good, always do good.

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  9. Patricia says:

    Anna is wonderful! The victim not so much.

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  10. edwardcres says:

    Jesus! Even Hitler would have probably sent a thank you note.

    Liked by 1 person

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