My family and I have been visiting the Cape and Chatham for 20-odd years, and I wanted to share a recent incident.

My son and I had gotten in the habit of dropping by the local diner for breakfast. As can happen during vacations, I needed to replenish my cash. Trying a couple of times from the ATM located there, my transactions both timed out. I thought nothing of this, and we went on our way.

When we went back a few days later, the young lady who’d served us asked, “Hey, did you try to use our ATM the other day?”

Indeed, we’d left too quickly - the money had been dispensed after all, and I’d left it sitting there in the tray. It could easily have gone missing forever, had not the gang at Larry’s P.X. in Chatham very kindly scooped it up and held it for us.

So a very heartfelt thanks from a regular Cape visitor - for the money, of course, but also for the demonstration of kindness one often assumes has disappeared in current times.

Steve Reynolds

New York City