This past weekend, I was on the receiving end of two acts of incredible kindness from two incredibly talented people.

Edward Platero—who shot and produced both Boss Rebel music videos as well as the video I did for John Siracusa’s Lion review—lent me thousands of dollars worth of video recording equipment, including his Canon 5D Mark II which I have since fallen madly in love with. His generosity led to some of the most memorable moments I’ve had in the past few months, which I am happy to say will be shared once the project I’m working on is fully baked.

Today I took my Macbook Pro into the Apple Store to see about fixing an unresponsive key and replacing an old battery. I had gone in expecting to wait a couple of hours for the repairs to be completed, only to have my expectations crushed into the ground when I discovered it would be nearly a week and a half before I could have my precious computer back. My Macbook Pro is my work machine, which means I make my living off of it and it alone. I was dumbstruck. I did not know what I would do.

My friend Avery Edison—whom I had borrowed the camera from Ed to film—offered to lend me her Macbook Pro until mine had been returned. Quite frankly, I was blown away by the offer and at first declined it. She made the offer again, this time forcing me to accept. I couldn’t and still can’t believe that she would sacrifice her work and productivity for my own.

Thank you, Edward and Avery, for once again showing me kindness. I’ll never forget it.