It is hard not to get caught up in all the negative news, both locally and nationally, and sometimes, small acts of kindness can go unnoticed or forgotten.
MyLocalNews want to highlight these unsung heroes that show it’s the little things that count.
A man from Chorleywood has reached out and wants to thank the kind man who helped him when he was recovering from a liver transplant.
Toby Berriman underwent a liver transplant surgery a year ago and although the transplant went accordingly, he suffered a series of complications that have kept him in hospital or housebound.
Speaking to Toby, he said: “During this time my garden got into a shameful state and I was particularly ashamed of the hedge which had started to obstruct the path.
“I didn’t have a hedge trimmer, nor could I afford one, so I decided to look for help and wrote on the community Facebook group, asking if anyone had a hedge trimmer I could borrow and explained the situation.
“Amongst the replies I received, Dean Earing surprised me the most. He offered to come and deal with my hedge for me, free of charge. I was so deeply touched by his generosity.
“I was called back to the hospital on the day he was supposed to visit, but he is such a good bloke, he came and did the hedge anyway, it was a lovely treat to come out of hospital to see my hedge so tidy.
“I am touched and grateful to Dean for his selfless act and I feel such community kindness should be thoroughly praised and encouraged.
“It is difficult for vulnerable members of our community to reach out in need, especially if they don’t know anyone. If we all try to get to know each other then we will be an even better community than we are.”