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Flip-flops & Strangers

Did you know you can climb to the top of Multnomah Falls in flip-flops?

· Mark P Fisher,Inspiring Growth,Multnomah Falls OR

It was a beautiful day without smoke, the crowds were a little thick but nothing took away from the natural beauty of the falls.


On our way down, my wife and I passed a woman in her late 20s with a dog. Just as we were passing her she stood up from a rock and declared in a hesitant voice: "I'll be walking with you."

Turns out this young lady had just completed 14 miles and was hyperventilating, with numb arms hands and fingers.

My wife knew exactly what to do and jumped into action. I took the leash of the dog - my wife took the arm of the hiker.

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In a slow, careful walk the final mile - the unexpected guest came back from the scaring uncertainty. She thanked us profusely as we reach the bottom. We shared an ice cream together.

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Even the dog seemed relieved. :-)

As my wife selflessly demonstrated, sometimes natural beauty is eclipsed by human beauty - like caring for a stranger in need.

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I married up.