Election campaigns are typically well-orchestrated events, with many appearances arranged to avoid the unexpected.

On Monday, however, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael found that door-to-door campaigning can be another story altogether.

While knocking on doors in a neighbourhood off Newfoundland Drive in her district of Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi, Michael met Olga Richards, a senior who can't leave her house until a ramp is built to her front door.

It provided a moment of rare emotion. You can witness the exchange by clicking on the video above.