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Old 11-22-2012, 05:55 AM
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Would you guys like to do a thread about random acts of kindness that you have seen someone do, whether it was for you or someone else? With Christmas coming up, I thought it would be something to put us in the Christmas spirit.

For example, I was at a convenience store one day buying a bottled Starbucks when I realized I could not find my debit card. As usual I did not have any cash on me so I just told the clerk I was sorry. Before she could void out the sale, a young Hispanic man in line behind me spoke up and told the clerk that he would pay for it. When I thanked him, he looked embarrassed and mumbled something in Spanish which I did not understand. It was one of those days when I had just about decided that people suck and I did not even really need the drink. He was just being nice.

Anybody else have one?
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Sometimes when I go through drive thrus McDonald's Tim Hortons star bucks ect I pay for the persons behind me. Does that count?
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I blew out a tyre whilst on the motorway a few years back. I managed to get to the hard shoulder, but couldn't change the wheel myself. I was getting panicky, my daughter was about 7 at the time and we also had her friend with us. A car stopped and a very nice man changed the wheel for me. As we were still a long way from home, he insisted on following us to a garage and getting a new tyre. He wouldn't give me his details, but said he had a wife and kids and hoped someone would do the same for her. When my car was ready, I went to pay, but it was already taken care of. Not just one new tyre either, but all 4 and top of the range ones at that. I have never forgotten his kindness.
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I blew out a tyre whilst on the motorway a few years back. I managed to get to the hard shoulder, but couldn't change the wheel myself. I was getting panicky, my daughter was about 7 at the time and we also had her friend with us. A car stopped and a very nice man changed the wheel for me. As we were still a long way from home, he insisted on following us to a garage and getting a new tyre. He wouldn't give me his details, but said he had a wife and kids and hoped someone would do the same for her. When my car was ready, I went to pay, but it was already taken care of. Not just one new tyre either, but all 4 and top of the range ones at that. I have never forgotten his kindness.
Oh my goodness what a story. That brought tears to my eyes. More people need to be like him. Thanks for sharing that
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Wow, that's lovely. Unfortunately I don't have any stories like this to share, but if I get to the point where money doesn't need to be counted I'm going to start doing things like this. I love those little stories that give you faith in humanity again.
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i was at the beach one summer day, it was getting towards evening though. and i had Minnie and Tootsie with me in the doggie stroller. these two ladys that were dog lovers came over and admired my girls. one of them noticed Minnie was shivering alittle in the stroller and there was no blanket for her. she said she'd be right back... She went to a little shop, and bought My girls a big, hot pink towel and she wouldnt let me pay her for it
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Yes, it did restore my faith in human nature, especially since I was going through a bad time when it happened.
I don't have much money, but I try and 'pay it forward' whenever I can, just little things like giving people change for parking. It all helps
I found a brand new Blackberry in a car park this summer and handed it in, where it was reclaimed by it's owner. Every one I mentioned it to said they would have kept it. It didn't even occur to me, I think that is really sad.
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Yea, I would hand it in. I'd be so upset if that happened to me. Last year some time a lady left her credit card in the self service tills before me, so I ended up leaving my stuff at the till and running after her!

That reminds me, Rich was at Asda the other night and the lady was pushing a wad of cash into those tubes and managed to let go and it all sprayed everywhere over the floor. She had a panick when Rich started picking up the money for her but he said that if he didn't someone less honest may come along in a minute and pocket it and that she could feel free to search him afterwards. Good job it was at night in a 24hour one. It wasn't in he best area of Liverpool. He often helps girls or old ladies with heavy baggage or giving them his seat on the bus or train and he's had old ladies accuse him of trying to rob their stuff and young girls accusing him of hitting on them! You can't win!
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