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Music duo makes up for thief

Bobs and Lolo performed in Port Coquitlam on Sunday. - COURTESY OF BOBS AND LOLO
Bobs and Lolo performed in Port Coquitlam on Sunday.
— image credit: COURTESY OF BOBS AND LOLO

The Editor,

I’m writing today to share a story of kindness and generosity. I’m a single mother of a two-year-old girl. Recently, all our belongings were stolen from my car. Nothing of great monetary value was taken but what was stolen affected us even more. All of my daughter’s daycare bags were taken. It’s beyond me what someone would want with dirty toddler bedding and dirty dishes, but there you go.

A blanket that was given to her as an infant, her favourite stuffed animal and her most beloved Bobs and Lolo CDs were in those bags.

She was crushed and I felt violated.

These comfort items are hard enough to replace when you’re a struggling mom off work on injury compensation but to realize that these were sentimental in value render them irreplaceable.

Recently, I was in contact with Lorraine of Bobs and Lolo. She promptly responded by agreeing to meet up before their scheduled show this past Sunday at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam. She expressed her sadness for our situation and agreed to replace the missing discs and have them autographed again (she gave us the CDs as a gift).

Lorraine greeted my daughter before the show, taking the time to read the special message to her and to assure her that they would be singing her favourite song. Four autographed CDs and a meet and greet!

But it didn’t stop there. Bobs and Lolo gave my daughter a special “hello” while on stage, blowing her two-year-old mind. After the show, they both greeted her again, handing out stickers and smiles.

That these two lovely women took the time out for her during their busy schedules was astounding. Treating my daughter like a VIP went above and beyond.

This has been a very difficult period in our lives but these two brilliant, kind and generous women have restored our faith.

I’d like for you to please share this with the public as these women deserve recognition for the memories my daughter will cherish forever more. As I type this, she’s singing and dancing to “Rain Drop Pop.”

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

 

Katrina Schneider, Coquitlam

 

 

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