Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kindness Pays; Widow left $21 million for Restaurant owner

How many times have I heard these ?? I am sure some of your friend must have said similar to you too,

"There is no use in being kind to others, Kindness doesn't pay.
Stop Thinking for others and think of yourself. "

These might be true for you, for short time, but not for a Chinese Restaurant owner's family who were paid $21 million for their kindness to a widow.

Actually, Golda Bechal's 1994's will said she wanted Kim Sing Man and his wife, Bee Lian, the owners of a Chinese restaurant northeast of London, to inherit her money. She died at age 88 in January 2004.

Bechal's had five nephews and neices, who for not getting that property or to say 'estate', asked to court to consider the will invalid on the ground that, their aunt was suffering from dementia (decreased ability to remember, to reason or speak, associated with diseases, some medicines and aging).

But the court disregarded their request and accepted the restaurateurs' evidence that Bechal, sad and lonely after the deaths of her husband and son, became like a family member to the couple.

This is meaning of the famous proverb....

Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it.

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