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I love sappy stories about good neighbors.

This story about a little three-year-old boy and an almost 90-year-old man touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you.

It also got me thinking about how there are probably untold stories here in Racine County about neighbors helping neighbors. So often Heather and I are writing about crime that we sometimes feel like we’re missing the bigger picture.

I once did a story about a woman whose house was severely damaged in Kenosha and how the community rallied around her, helping her to fix her home and help her children get new beds after a tree fell on their bedroom. The woman was just in awe at how much help she received from her neighbors and perfect strangers.

And there have been others — of neighbors saving neighbors, neighbors stepping up to bring a little joy into their neighbors lives and neighbors filling in the gap when their neighbors are sick.

The other day, a family member of mine told me she ignores those stories now. They are too much for her to take and she didn’t have room for taking in all of that pain. So this got me thinking that we should take the time to talk about how good we have it and pause to think about some of the little things that make our lives a little easier.

So I thought I’d throw this out there — tell us your good neighbor stories in the comments section of this story.

Denise Lockwood

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

One reply on “Got A Good Neighbor Racine County? We’d Like To Hear It”

  1. I have an amazing neighbor that lives about 4 houses down from his quite elderly mother. I watch him ride his mower back and forth, helping her with mowing, lawn work and the like. Sometimes I see her riding as her guides her on the gravel shoulder down the rode. I make it a point to wait and wave whenever I see them. Our whole neighborhood is a mix of young and old and I saw us unite to preserve it. I met people that I may never have known, simply driving past them on a daily basis. Now I consider them genuine friends with amazing hearts and talents.

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