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What's the Nicest Thing Someone Did for You During the Storm?

If someone went out of their way for you before, after, or during the storm, tell us about it.

As Thanksgiving approaches next week, it's a good time to take notice of the kind things we do for one another. With Superstorm Sandy having just occurred a few weeks ago, we were thinking about all the ways that neighbors have been helping neighbors, both near and far.

For instance, Brian McIsaac, owner of Setauket Quality Meats, allowed another local business owner to use his refrigerator so that business wouldn't lose all of its food products. A kind act can go a long way, too.

Do you have a story to share about something kind someone did for you? For your family member? For your friend? You don't necessarily have to use names — though we encourage you to recognize that special person. They deserve it, right? Share your stories in the comments below.

Joe November 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I was blown away by the warmth, understanding and compassion of my sister in laws and neighbors during the power outage. My husband, father in law and I had to leave our house and stay with my sister in laws Linda Brochhausen & Terry Hurley out east. They welcomed us into their home and made us feel comfortable and safe during a trying time. My father in law suffered a stroke at the end of April and now suffers from brain damage and dementia. Taking him out of familiar surroundings and into his daughters home was both frightening and at times downright scary. We all took turns talking to him through the day and during the night when he was confused helping to reassure him that everything was alright. We all took turns preparing meals and sharing stories around the table, watching television and I was able to work from their house. My sister in law Arlene Brochhausen went to our house everyday to feed our 2 cats Sugar & Spice and make sure the property was secure. Not only did she help with the house and the animals she shoveled our driveway and deck to make sure that the house looked lived in. Our neighbor Steve Jiminez watched over our house and took our trash to the road and put the pails back. Our neighbors Mike & Regina who have 3 young boys stayed at home and sent us texts with updates. My heartfelt thanks go out to my dear family and neighbors for showing us such love. May God Bless you. Joe, Donald and Rudy Brochhausen.
Christine Sampson November 18, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Thank you so much for sharing.
justme November 18, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Support your local butcher - Setauket Quality Meats! Good people deserve community support! The also have the freshest best quality beef, pork and poultry around!
Brit November 19, 2012 at 12:18 AM
My neighbour offered apple cider warmed on a sterno to all adults who came 'trick or treating' with children. His comment was 'it's tough to keep warm right now'. It was a simple gesture, but tremendously thoughtful.
Lily Zajc November 19, 2012 at 06:58 PM
My local gym, World Gym of Setauket offered hot showers and powering up for electronics to the community.

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