Like many people over 65, at times I have felt that younger people tend to be less caring than previous generations.
Recently my wife and I experienced car problems late at night on a rural stretch of the New York State Thruway. After waiting more than 30 minutes -- which seemed like an eternity -- a carload of young people stopped and offered their assistance.
They were extremely polite, sincere and competent and soon had us ready to resume our trip home. They would accept no money for their efforts and seemed genuinely concerned for our welfare.
Were it not for these thoughtful people, we undoubtedly would have been stranded much longer. I now have renewed faith in the future of our country and increased confidence that there are still many who care and are willing to help, even when it means going out of their way.
JEANETTE and TED KURTZ Eden