There are many reasons to love our little country - Irish people accounting for several of them - and every so often something happens that makes you realise why Ireland is one of the best places in the world. Take a typed letter thanking a local passerby for their help, for example.
Addressed to "the person who stopped my Mazda from rolling down the hill", the letter was spotted down in Cork. Shared by Seán Marum, a broadcaster with RTÉ Radio One, (courtesy of his sister), it reads:
"Thank you so much for stopping my car from rolling and for putting a rock under the wheel to keep it in place. You truly are a very good person. I hope that the car didn't roll into anyone else's.
I bought the car on Monday this week. I wasn't aware there was a fault with the handbrake. I came back to the car an hour after parking it and was surprised to see it at the end of the hill.
Needless to say, that guy from Donedeal will be getting an absolute bollocking when I call him. Cowboys Ted. They're all a bunch of cowboys.
You didn't leave your name or any contact details so oI couldn't thank you for helping me out. I figured that putting this note up nearby would be the best way to do it.
So, once again, thank you for coming to my rescue. I hope the universe, god, karma or whatever you believe in rewards you for your good deed.
People like you are why I love this city. Selfless people helping out others. You are Cork.
You're pure sound.
Complete with appropriate Father Ted reference and everything. It's the last bit that really gets me though; "You are Cork. You're pure sound. Legend."... you can't get more Irish than that, now can you?
Header image via Twitter/Séan Marum