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Kevin Cullen

Grounded, but uplifted by a complete stranger

At the very moment millions of people were digging themselves out of a blizzard unofficially dubbed Nemo, a pair of university professors from Boston named Mary Beth Curtis and Nancy Mehlem were wrapping up an all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic.

But before you let envy get the better of you, consider what happened when the good professors turned up at the airport in Punta Cana for the flight back to Boston.

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