Mother, son deeply touched by act of kindness
By Colin MacLean
Truro Daily News
Truro - Melissa and Tristen Albert of Murray Siding have received a special gift this Christmas, one they intend to treasure for a long time.
The mother and son duo were sitting in Tim Hortons early last week eating breakfast when they were approached by a stranger.
The woman walked up to their table and placed a small silver ring with a pink jewel in front of them.
"It's sterling silver. Merry Christmas," said the woman. Then she walked away.
Melissa managed to stammer a "thank you," before the woman left the restaurant. "It was intense," chirped six-year-old Tristen.
"I was just blown away. I thought it was so sweet and I didn't know anything about it. I just kind of smiled all the way to work," Mellisa said.
As it turns out, the person who gave the Alberts the ring was none other than June Carter.
The Truro Daily News featured Carter in a story on Nov 19. She had been leaving rings around town with notes asking whoever found one to call her. Her sister, who had passed away from cancer, once owned the rings and Carter was leaving them in her memory.
"Once I heard the story and I read the article I got a little teary eyed in my office," laughed Melissa.
She has no idea why Carter would have chosen her family to give the ring to, she added, but she's glad she did.
Melissa had been going through a rough patch in her life, but after receiving the ring she found herself with renewed energy.
"For some reason she picked me and it warms your heart when somebody does something like that for you," she said.
She intends to put the ring, along with the Truro Daily News article on Carter, in her son's time capsule. When he's 18 years old he and his mother will open it together and see their new ring again.
"I'll take good care of it," said Tristen.