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March 13: Good Samaritan Day

Throughout the annals of time, the notion of the Good Samaritan has been synonymous with lending aid to strangers or performing acts of kindness for others, particularly those who may not be able to reciprocate. National Good Samaritan Day celebrates this very essence.

While rooted in Christian tradition, the ethos of being a Good Samaritan transcends religious and racial boundaries. It serves as a reminder that irrespective of differences, every individual merits the compassion and support of others, even when such aid may be inconvenient.

The designation of March 13th as National Good Samaritan Day pays homage to Catherine "Kitty" Genovese. On this day in 1964, Genovese tragically lost her life near her residence in New York City. Despite the presence of over 30 witnesses to the incident or the sound of her distress, none came forward to offer aid or alert authorities.

The essence of National Good Samaritan Day lies in fostering a sense of community and mutual assistance. It aims to inspire individuals to be vigilant and proactive in aiding those in need, not solely on this designated day but throughout the entirety of the year.

2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California, volunteers, RVs

Click below, to disocver heroes young and old such as Luna and Woody Faircloth, pictured above, who are taking time to do just that:



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