Here is a story that touched me in many ways. And not just me but many Mainers who saw the story on social media who chimed in with comments.

The story started with a Mom and her child going into a store in Rockland to shop, leaving the 3 year old’s bike out in front of the store.

While they were in shopping, someone came along and stole the bike.

Here’s the suspect caught on security camera and shared by the Rockland Police Department. He had not been identified as of yesterday.

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Facebook Rockland Police Department

He has the bike tucked under his left arm.

Rockland Police shared the story of the stolen bike on their Facebook page, and it was shared on other social media.

A woman who wants to remain anonymous, stepped up and bought a Spiderman bike, helmet, and a lock for the bike and delivered the items to the Rockland Police Department to give to the child.

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Facebook Rockland Police Department

Police in Rockland have labelled her a superhero. And good deeds are great, but this is above and beyond being a good deed. This is a woman who is struggling herself, and she found it in her heart to perform this selfless act of kindness.

When she dropped off the bike at the Police Station she spoke with an office who thanked her and in an effort to get to know her, learned that recently she had to choose between paying her rent or paying her car loan payment. She chose the car and is now currently unhoused.

What generosity. And the mother of the victim was overwhelmed by the kindness of a stranger.

The story also came to the attention of Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition. And they appreciate good citizens like this woman who isn’t even local.

The woman will remain anonymous, but Mid Coast Recovery is now taking donations to pass along to the kind woman. If you are inclined to reward acts of good deeds, especially one done by someone who had to make a difficult decision to find the money to make the purchase she did, knowing that she has been struggling. Here is the link to contribute to the superhero. 

And know that citizens have already stepped up and contacted Rockland Police informing them that they are purchasing bikes on line to be shipped to the Rockland Police Department to distributed to kids in the community who are in need.

This all started by a Maine woman with a generous soul. Hopefully us fellow Mainers contribute enough to get her back on her feet financially sooner rather than later. Even to pay off her car loan so she can afford rent again.

As Midcoast Recovery says

Generosity changes everything

Here is the audio about the story from yesterday’s Q106.5 Morning Show.

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