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Person of the Year

The 2023 Suncoast Post Person of the Year Is….?

| Sande Caplin |

It’s that time of the year again to name the Suncoast Post Person of the Year.  Past recipients have been Betsy Plante, President of the Blessing Bags Project, Chef Paul Mattison owner of Mattison’s RestaurantsKatrina Cox, Manager at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki, and last year’s recipient, Rayma Stowe, owner of Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub.  This year’s winner is unique and different.

His story began almost three years ago when he came into the lives of the residents of the Florida Suncoast.  His arrival was serendipitous. No one knew where he came from or where he might have been. It was as if fate had guided him into town.

He possesses an incredible capacity for love and compassion. He has an uncanny ability to sense when someone is feeling down, and he rushes to their side, offering warm, reassuring hugs. It is this extraordinary trait that endears him to everyone he meets.

He has become a fixture in our community, and his loving nature brings joy to the lives of young and old alike. He is the embodiment of unconditional love, and he showers his generosity upon everyone who crosses his path.

One of his favorite activities is visiting a local nursing home, where he brings immeasurable happiness to the residents. His visits are eagerly anticipated, and the elderly residents light up with smiles the moment he walks  through the door. With his expressive eyes, he has a way of communicating those transcended words. He has become a source of comfort, companionship, and hope for those who had felt forgotten.

He participates in charity events, helped raise funds for The Blessing Bags Project for local animal shelters at Yappee Hour, and whenever there is a community gathering or event, he is there, radiating love and joy.

His infectious spirit also brings people together. Strangers become friends as they gather around to talk to him or join in one of his legendary group hugs. He has a unique talent for fostering connections among people and making them feel like they belong.

His spirit continues to inspire acts of kindness and compassion among its residents. His story reminds us all of the incredible power of love and the profound impact one loving soul can have on an entire community.

And now for the news for which you’ve been waiting.  Here is the Facebook Page for “Him,”  The Suncoast Post ?? Of The Year.       Click Here!

Top photo from Deposit Photos.

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