While many of you have submitted comments on this topic, I have avoided posting anything about a recent Boston Globe article written by Kevin Cullen about our town meetings and other events at BIDMC because, frankly, it was a bit too complimentary to me personally. But, there was something about the article that captured the imagination of lots of people, especially during these hard economic times. Yahoo posted it on its homepage that day in the "featured" slot; a bunch of my Facebook friends posted it on their home pages; over 13,000 (!) people emailed to their friends from the Boston.com website; over 800 people submitted comments about the article on Boston.com itself; and Kevin, too, received hundreds of emails.
But I overcame my reticence on this because I need to share with you this email Kevin received. It is really, really wonderful. Perhaps writing about it here will help spread the word to others.
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW SIR AS A BUSINESS OWNER MYSELF HERE IN FT.LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA. PLEASE LET MR.LEVY KNOW THAT MY HEART AND MY BLESSINGS GO OUT TO HIM AND I THINK THAT HE IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. I ALSO MAY NEED TO LAY OFF SOME OF MY STAFF BUT AFTER READING HIS STORY I SHALL RECONSIDER. AFTER I READ THIS STORY I HAD A MEETING WITH MY STAFF AND THEY ALL CAME TOGETHER AND ARE ON THE SAME OPINION AS HIS STAFF AND I THINK THAT WE WILL TRY DIFFERENT MEASURES TO TRY TO KEEP ALL OF OUR PEOPLE WORKING. I REALLY THINK THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE ON THE NEWS WORLDWIDE. THE MAN TO ME IS A HERO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORT SIR. IT MADE MY LIFE AND MY EMPLOYEES LIFE A WHOLE LOT HAPPIER TODAY. THANK YOU AGAIN.
VICE PRESIDENT OF EXPERT DIESEL