Having lived in the Lowcountry for over 40 years, I am constantly reminded why I love living in this community.

My daughter and I decided to go see the Riverdogs game on July 3. I looked on the website the day before and they still had quite a few tickets left. We arrived at the box office about an hour before the game and to my horror the game was sold out.

I turned to my daughter and said sorry they have no tickets left. About this time, a gentleman says do you guys need some tickets? When I replied yes, he said here are two tickets. When I offered to give him some money for the tickets, he said no, that he just wanted my daughter to have a good time.

To this stranger, I would like to say thank you, you made my daughter’s night. She loved playing catch with me before the game in the outfield and especially loved the fireworks show. This kind man just wanted to do something nice from the bottom of his heart. I started to talk with him and thank him some more, but it just seemed like he was so happy doing this that it was best left as it was.

This is what continues to make the Lowcountry the best place in the world to live. We all can step up and pay it forward.

Jamie Birdsong

Berwick Drive