We need to share this wonderful story of genuine kindness and goodwill that took place over the weekend.
When our daughter Roxy and her boyfriend Quentin arrived at Investors Group Field this past Saturday to enter the Taylor Swift concert, they were shocked to find out that their tickets which they purchased on Kijiji were bogus.
After finding this out, Roxy was obviously very upset and was crying outside the stadium gate area. Out of nowhere, an elderly man walked by them and simply offered her his two tickets for free. They could not believe what was happening.
Roxy insisted that he take the $40 she had in her purse. He really did not want to take the money at all but finally agreed out of respect for Roxy’s gesture. The ticket angel informed them that he had paid $220 for his tickets.
He then explained to them that the reason he wanted to see Taylor Swift was that he had met her a few years ago at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and was really amazed by her kindness and thought that she was a great artist. He had a chance to hug her back then but did not get a picture of her.
So, his quest was to finally get his picture with Taylor Swift. How sweet is that! He was very excited about going to see her at the concert but instead offered his tickets to two young strangers. Can you believe that?
It brings a tear to our eye every time we think of how kind he was to our daughter and her boyfriend. We want to recognize and repay him for his tremendous kindness that he did out of the goodness of his heart.
In our efforts to find this man, we spoke to Ticketmaster and they told us to get the serial number on the tickets (which Roxy still has) and if he paid by credit card they can trace him and call him and ask him to call us. We also thought to contact radio and news in hope of assisting us in finding this amazing individual and sharing this story. We do know that he is in his seventies and is name is Ray.
Roxy said he was the cutest man that just seemed to appear out of nowhere. He was wearing a Fedora hat and Converse running shoes – very trendy!
Now, it looks like we have found him, mostly through our efforts on Facebook and Twitter. Here is a link to follow the updates.
We really want to find him and personally thank him. We don’t want his kindness to go by unnoticed!