Missing Mitten Prompts Generous Gesture

Fifth-grader Catherine Poten was on safety patrol duty – a leadership program in which older students escort kindergartners from their bus to their classroom – when she noticed her charge was visibly upset.

“I asked her what was wrong and she said she lost her mitten,” Catherine said.

Catherine tried to keep her calm by asking her favorite color – pink – and then brought her to her classroom. When Catherine went home that day, she told her parents what had happened and her dad took her to the store to get the child a new pair of mittens. “Kindness comes from our hearts,” Catherine said, before adding that the little girl wears the new mittens almost every day.