Toilet Paper

Wendy Bell

Listener Plays A 'Roll' In Helping Wendy Bell During Her Own Coronavirus Crisis

Wendy Bell
March 20, 2020 - 9:00 am

Earlier this week, I confessed on my daily radio show that I'd made an embarrassing discovery over this past weekend. I'd opened the pantry and realized that my family of 7 was running seriously low on toilet paper. "What an IDIOT!" I said out loud, knowing what a moron I'd look like when I headed out later that afternoon In Search Of.

Well, you know what happened next. There was no toilet paper to be found. Not at Giant Eagle or Target, Aldi or Trader Joe's. Sam's Club was out and I was losing my patience. "I'm such a fool," I told my listeners Monday morning as I described my lack of planning.

About thirty minutes later, my phone dinged. It was my 14 year old, Ryan, sharing a video with a very excited message.

MOM!! LOOK AT WHAT SOME LADY DROPPED OFF FOR US!! NO WAY!!

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Sure enough, left right there on my family's front step, was toilet paper. Not a roll or two. Not even a pack. A FULL CASE of Charmin. Four twelve-packs. I nearly fell out of my chair.

On top of the box was a note.

"Dear Wendy. Thanks for being our voice," it read. "Thanks for all you do. 

God bless you and your family. God bless us all!" 

It was signed by a loyal listener.

Gulp. 

Note to Wendy Bell from Listener
Note to Wendy Bell from Listener

As if that wasn't sweet enough, how about this? Apparently she's not the only TP angel flying around among us.

There's a family in Maryland giving away free toilet paper to anyone in need. 

Tom Grosh of Clear Spring, MD, is doing what he can to give back to his community. And here's why.

"As I was sitting in the office doing some work at the end of the day, God said to me, 'You gotta help your fellow man.,'" Grosh said. "I knew exactly where to go to get toilet paper and went and bought it. My wife said, 'Are you sure you want to do this?' and there was no hesitation - when God tells me to do something, I do it."

Grosh bought 10 cases of toilet paper containing 96 rolls each, loaded them onto his pickup truck and headed for a big parking lot to hand out rolls to anyone who wanted them.

Grosh's wife, niece, and two teenage friends waved "Free TP" signs as drivers honked their approval on the highway.

And while some takers offers to pay, Grosh refused any money and asked them to instead pay it forward. 

"We're just trying to be a blessing and make somebody's life a little bit better."

Amen. 

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