(Closed) Random act of kindness story….for anyone who needs a pick me up!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What a great story, and such a sweet man. 

Post # 4
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What a sweet gesture!  That’s awesome!!!

Post # 5
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Utopia4us:  You have way more cajones than me. I would have worried that he knew where I lived. Very sweet man!! 🙂

Post # 6
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Aww, that was lovely of him.

I have two, actually.

My work collected items to donate to two local shelters this year. We got a TON of stuff, and the other lady who works there and I delivered everything on Thursday. We stopped at the first place, which is a Christian-based shelter, and fairly nice (for being in a bad part of town). We really only saw the lady at the front desk, who was VERY happy about the stuff we brought in. 

The second place was scary, and very sad. It was a small, run-down building, but pulled me to it because they accept everyone through their doors. There were tons of people hanging around outside, and the inside was packed and SO busy. We were obviously very out of place, and one of the residents (I guess that’s what you’d call him?) stopped us and asked us what we needed. We told him that we had donations to bring in, and we didn’t know where to take them. His face LIT UP and he told us that he would help. Another resident standing at the desk area grabbed my arm and said thank you with a big smile, and we went back out to the car. He grabbed half of what we had and we grabbed the rest, and he took us inside and showed us where to put it all. We were going to tell them where it was from, but the two people behind the desk were pretty overwhelmed and we decided that it didn’t really matter whether or not they knew. On our way out, the same guy at the desk stopped us again, and thanked us several times for taking the time to think about them and bring in stuff that they really needed (mostly personal care items).

So then yesterday, Fiance and I finally went to this local fancy restaurant that we’ve had a gift certificate for for almost a year (!!!). Even if I got everything I wanted AND he got what he wanted, we weren’t going to come close to using the entire thing (and we couldn’t use it for a tip). We took our time and our section filled up, so we started watching people around us, and chose an older couple in the corner. We told our server that we had a gift certificate for the meal, and that the cash was his, and to please put the remainder of our certificate towards the table in the corner’s meal (he was their server, too). He was kind of stunned for a second, asked if we wanted him to let them know, and we said that it didn’t really matter, wished him happy holidays, and left. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Utopia4us:  Hahaha that’s awesome. Was it followed by an ‘eh’ or ‘doncha know’, by chance?

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