Ten years ago today, on September 15th, 2001, in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, a Chevron gas station owner was on his way into work. Like all Americans, he had been shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks which brought down the World Trade Centre in New York City.
He stopped at the local Costco and bought an American flag to display at his business, but he still felt the urge to do something more. Near the exit he spotted a Red Cross desk taking donations, he pulled out his wallet, emptied it of money, and donated $75 to a 9/11 victims fund. Later on that day, he would remark to his brother that he was considering travelling to New York City to help in the recovery effort. He never got the chance to commit that act of charity.