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The Five Spot: 5 reasons for thankfulness around Tacoma

Five expressions of gratitude to local good Samaritans this Thanksgiving season.

1 Thanks to the unknown person who took care of a woman knocked unconscious after falling from her bike last month on 11th Street near Fawcett Avenue. (From Hannah Rose Magen, Tacoma.)

2 Thanks to everyone who stopped to help a Spanaway man whose power wheelchair got stuck in the soft shoulder on busy 42nd Avenue East in Spanaway earlier this year. (From James Johnson, Spanaway.)

3 Thanks to Tacoma Dome staff and local paramedics at the recent Garth Brooks concert for quickly and courteously aiding a Canadian woman who fell and broke her wrist. (From Larry Walker, Maple Ridge, B.C.)

4 Thanks to the stranger who reunited a Tacoma man with his cherished stolen 1928 sousaphone last summer. And to another stranger who reunited a Tacoma man with five stolen bottles of 100-year-old Tacoma-brand beer last spring.

5 Thanks to Orting Valley Fire Chief Dave Goodwin for rescuing a UPS driver in September during a life-threatening attack by four pit bulls, which left the man with 36 wounds and 133 stitches.

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