Posted on March 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A small act of kindness can leave a permanent mark on its recipient.

Sarah Feldman can attest to that — and is still hoping to thank her Good Samaritan. 

NPR reports that when Feldman was fourteen, she learned that her entire personal library had been destroyed in flooding.

She was on vacation at the time, and told the sad story to an employee of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

That employee, a man named Bill Carver, promised to mail (and did) a book to restart her collection.

Feldman has yet to find Carver, whom she met in 2001, but she's never forgotten him.

Head to NPR for more on Feldman's gratitude to this stellar library employee.

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