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Random act of kindness makes special night even more memorable for LHS students

February 10, 2014

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Pictured are some of the Lawrence High School students whose tab at Genovese was picked up by a generous couple Saturday night before the winter formal dance.

Pictured are some of the Lawrence High School students whose tab at Genovese was picked up by a generous couple Saturday night before the winter formal dance.

Some Lawrence High School students were out for a special night on the town Saturday when a random couple made the evening even more memorable.

The group of 25 close friends was at Genovese, 941 Massachusetts St., eating dinner before the school's winter formal Saturday. When the students went to pay their bill, they learned that a couple of strangers who had been sitting behind them had already picked up their tab. The man told the waiter he remembered how nervous he we would get before his own formal dances in high school and therefore wanted to make the teens' night a little easier.

"The kids were blown away!" said Denise Berland, whose daughter, Abbey, was among the lucky students. "They will never forget that night and we, as parents, hope that when they are able, they will pay it forward."

She noted that many of the students are on student council and were involved in organizing the dance.

"They had already put many hours into the evening to make it special for all of the students at LHS," Berland said. "What an amazing thing to happen to these kids — that someone did such a nice thing to make it more special to them."

Comments

Susan Lomshek 1 year, 1 month ago

My daughter was in this group and was moved by this great act of kindness. It's nice to know there are still some great people in this world!

Clark Coan 1 year, 1 month ago

That's cool. The story about the KC teen who pulled 53 cars out of the snow last Tuesday night for free was also heart-warming.

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