To the Editor:

My husband and I decided to do early voting today. Our neighbor, who uses a walker, came along. We were surprised when we saw the long, slow-moving line.

Standing in the hot sun was going to be too much for our friend. Almost immediately, a woman  offered her a chair that she had in her car. Seating her in a shady spot, we said we would return when we got closer to the front of the line. I didn’t like leaving her, but she said she met nice people who asked if there was anything they could do for her.

A couple who had brought their dog with them was told they could not take him into the voting area. Someone in line offered to watch the dog. The couple expressed their gratitude.

When we returned to get our friend,  people were already helping her get to her walker. A man offered to return the chair to the rightful owner’s car  but she said she would  wait until we were done, as she was in no rush!

When we finally went in to vote, the volunteers could not have been nicer as they helped us and watched out for our friend using the walker. With a smile, they put  “I Voted” stickers on our shirts.

Despite all the terrible things going on in the world, all the hatred and dreaded anticipation of this election, people are truly considerate and wonderful. There was no talk of Democrats or Republicans during our 90-minute wait … just caring, loving and genuinely nice people! I witnessed God’s love today!

Candy Matera

Bluffton