A very big thank you to two good-hearted kids

On Friday afternoon, May 1, it was a beautiful spring day and I was riding my bicycle near the West Hinsdale Train Station.

While trying to stay out of the path of an oncoming car and practice social distancing, I found myself on the wrong side of the road.

My bike tire caught the edge of a curb and down I went.

There happened to be two boys on bikes nearby.

Without hesitation, they came over, asked if I needed help and proceeded to move my bike out of the street. I assured them I was all right and just needed a minute to sit on the curb, the one that got in my way.

They asked multiple times if I was okay and being the thoughtful and caring kids that they are, asked if I had a cell phone in case I needed to make a call.

The boys hung around longer than necessary despite my reassurances.

My hope is that they and their families read this small note of appreciation:

Dear Boys on Bikes,

Please know that your kind and benevolent gesture was recognized and appreciated!

You both deserve this recognition, albeit it small, for being absolutely spectacular people!

There is no doubt that you are fantastic kids and I hope you and your families see this!

Thank you for your help! — Kathleen Gartlan, Hinsdale