Long-lost friend steps in to replace 'overwhelmed' family's stolen trailer
- Credit: Kea Nurse
A family left heartbroken after their bike trailer was stolen have been overwhelmed by an out-of-the-blue act of kindness from an estranged friend.
It is the sole mode of transport for 34-year-old stay-at-home mum Kea's young family - consisting of daughter Emily, three, and dog Sophia, five.
Sharing the Evening News article to her Facebook profile, Kea was DM'd by City of Norwich school friend David Tavenor, who she hasn't seen since 2005.
He offered Kea the kindest gesture - buying her an identical brand new trailer.
"I don't like accepting unnecessary help from people.
"But this is something else, I'm blown away by his kindness.
"He very kindly completely ignored my objections. I gave in and said I'd make a deal and pay him back in instalments but he refused.
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"He said instead: 'What you can do is something kind for two people'. I nearly started crying.
"Emmy's face lit up when I told her. She started dancing any screaming: 'Yay!'
"It's been so emotional.
"We're so excited, we cannot wait."
David's act of kindness will mean that the family can have a fun-filled summer and make memories to replace those tarnished by the initial theft.
And when Emily's dad Alex Dancila, who works away, comes back to Norwich he also can take daughter Emily to Dadvengers - a socialising scheme founded in 2019 by father-of-two and CBeebies presenter Nigel Clarke.
David, along with his young family, will soon meet with Kea's posse to gift the trailer and have an all-round fun day out.
"I'm so excited to see David again," she said.
She can't wait to continue to spread kindness around Norwich with the help of her new kit - and hopes that others do the same inspired by their story.
"Kindness doesn't have to be monetary.
"It's motivated me to keep doing the right thing for people who need it. And I won't be stopping at two," she added.