The Good Samaritan gave a kidney to Neil Southgate. Neil was no relation, he was not even a work colleague, just a person in need within the community. It made the front page of the newspaper; a framed version of the story graced rooms in both men’s houses.
One good kidney each was plenty. Neil even ran the Boston Marathon and brought a t-shirt back for the Good Samaritan, who’d show people the t-shirt and say, ‘Part of me ran that marathon.’
But when his prodigal son returned, flat-broke and jaundiced, things between the Good Samaritan and Neil Southgate soured.