On Good Friday, late in the afternoon, I went to Repulse Bay for a swim. The beach was quite busy, but the cold sea temperature meant there were fairly few people in the water. To distance myself from others while preparing to get in, I started near the stone pier at the less crowded western end of the beach, and swam for about 25 minutes. As I waded ashore close to where I had started, I struck my foot on a hidden jagged rock. By the time I had walked the few feet to where I’d left my clothes on the pier, my foot was bleeding profusely. I put my mask back on and pulled on a T-shirt, but I was still cold and couldn’t stop shaking as I went into mild shock. A stranger nearby then approached me to offer help and tied my towel around my foot to staunch the flow. Another called an ambulance, another gave me fresh water, another lent me his warm jacket. As we waited for the ambulance, this kind woman continued to keep my makeshift bandage tight. Directed by the others to where I was sitting, the paramedics duly arrived, and off I was whisked efficiently to hospital. But to my huge regret, I didn’t get the name of the woman who stemmed my bleeding, nor of the others who helped. If any one of these Good Samaritans was you, please can you get in touch with me via the Post ; I would like to thank you personally. You represent all that is good in Hong Kong, and during these difficult times, it is especially heartwarming to be the recipient of such kindness. R. Wallace, Wan Chai Help us understand what you are interested in so that we can improve SCMP and provide a better experience for you. We would like to invite you to take this five-minute survey on how you engage with SCMP and the news.