I send good karma their way

So this happened on our trip to Vermont, on the hike up to Camel’s hump (burrows trail?). With me are my wife, my 7-year-old daughter, 3-year-old son and 1-year-old strapped to me. The weather forecast was great, warm and sunny. It took us almost 3 hours to make it to 3/4 way to the top. Was proud of everyone to make it that far.

Then BAM, naturally it starts raining and we weren’t really equipped to deal with this. It was time to turn around, the peak would have to wait for another day. My 3-year-old’s energy is mostly spent and she doesn’t have enough gas left to walk back down in the rain. My wife is not too fond of the slippery rocks and mud either, the older two are starting to shiver from the wetness and cooler weather. The baby seems to be having a blast though! Guess it reminded him of having fun in the bathtub!

Anyway, at this point, the situation is a TIFU. So with the baby strapped to me, along with my SLR in my camera bag, I pick up my 3-year-old and trek down. It was tough with the extra 65 lbs on me and my legs getting low on energy but had no other choice. The rain is just not letting up, in fact, it’s coming down harder and harder.

Then these two ladies and a gentleman, also making their way down, offer their raincoat. I refused, but not too hard. I used it to cover the two kids I am carrying. Being much faster than us, they make it to the parking lot, trek back up with extra raincoats, and piggyback my 7-year-old the rest of the way.

Wow, I have to say these two ladies really went out of their way to do something they really didn’t have to. I offer anything, cash, to repay their kindness but they refused. I guess all I can do is send good karma their way.

Another important fact, they were Canadians from Ottawa! – Joe Banana (reddit)

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