Snow day good deeds: Kindness abounds despite wintry weather

WASHINGTON — Winter’s cold and blustery weather can put anyone in a funk, but many people are showing off their warm hearts and their capacity to love thy icy neighbor as thyself.

WTOP asked people to share some of the snow day good deeds they are seeing around the region, even when some parts of the D.C. metro area saw up to 12 inches of snow.

Adria Nielsen from Bristow, Va., emailed a note to WTOP about her appreciation for a random act of kindness from a snow plow driver. Nielsen, whose husband left for Afghanistan on Sunday, says the gesture meant a lot to her.

“I’m from [Michigan], so I’m used to snow, and I was the only one out at 7:30 a.m. on my street beginning the dig out. There was a plow truck that passed by several times and then to my surprise, he turned into my driveway and scooped out the lower half of it for me,” Neilsen wrote. “… This man from J.D. Roy Plowing has no idea how much I appreciated what he did.”

Another listener named Laurie from Boyds, Md., sent in a note identifying a “neighborhood hero.”

“My neighbor John B. always uses his snow plow to clear driveways and sidewalks. Always,” Laurie wrote in the WTOP live blog.

Twitter users shared pictures and thoughts about snow day kindness:

Have you seen any good deeds during the snowy conditions? Join the conversation on Twitter with #SnowDeeds.

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