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Kindness of ‘Strangers’

About 15 years ago, I traveled to Boston for a surprise visit with my two daughters and young granddaughter. After climbing off the bus, I began searching for the right “T” train to take to their hotel. A gentleman, seeing my confusion, said that he was going in the same direction and would show me the way. At some point, I realized that he was Michael Dukakis ’55, former governor of Massachusetts, but even more important to me, a graduate of Swarthmore College! Our shared “T” ride was much too short. I will always remember this “happening”—meeting someone from Swarthmore whose life seemed filled with integrity, courage, and compassion. Are there more of us?

—Jane Totah Davis ’50, Sorrento, Maine