(Closed) Random acts of kindness

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Good on you for acknowledging his good deed! I’m sure you made his day too.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@Mimoza:  his small gesture of kindness probably really got your day off to a wonderful start. Such small things can really impact someone. Good for him for being such a kind hearted boy.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@Mimoza:  It’s awesome when things like this happen. We are often so caught up in our own lives, are so busy, and so glued to our electronics, that we forget the human element of actually interacting with (and helping) other people.

I get coffee from the drive thru every morning. Once a week, I will pay for the person behind me. I will have already driven away by the time they realize so I’m not doing it to get recognition. It’s just a small thing that makes someone’s day πŸ™‚

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BoxerLady:  Wow what a great idea! πŸ™‚ I’m definitely going to do this too. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@BoxerLady:  Once every pay period I do this as well. It varies though, depending on how much disposable income I have at that time. i will sometimes just buy someones coffee or maybe their meal, or sometimes Ill pay for someone’s gas order if I see they are about to pay for gas. I don’t do it for recognition either. I do it to put a little kindness out into the world, my hope is to start a sort of ripple effect. Even if my kindness ends there and it doesn’t get passed on, it still makes me feel good to do it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

When I was 18, I worked at a grocery store. I was walking across the parking lot to start my shift, and the wind started pushing a carriage really fast toward an car. I sprinted as fast as I could and stopped it before it hit the car. An older lady said, “That was really nice of you” in a very solemn way. It made me feel good. It’s nice to get acknowledged when you do something to help someone else. 

A couple times the person in front of me has paid my toll, and that’s happened to my SO too. That always gives you a little bubbly happy feeling. 

My dad met a woman at a gas station. She was pumping gas and was fighting back tears. My dad (a 6′ 1″, 250 former heavyweight boxer) asked her what was wrong. She burst into tears and said a tree had fallen on her mobile home and she had no idea what she was going to do because she couldn’t afford to fix it or move. My dad was a handy man and asked to look at it. He looked and there was way too much damage for him to fix. So, being the gruff but loveable guy dad is, he did the next best thing he could. He gave her his 21′ trailer. It was actually nice and had pop outs and was fairly spacious. She was so grateful and the kids were really excited about it. At the time, our family was pretty poor and dad had planned to sell it.  

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mimoza:  your comment to star is exactly why my parents always emphasized to me to mind my manners and be kind and good-hearted. It reflects on them as our parents. People just don’t realize it sometimes.

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

It was a long time ago but my family grew up poor. Like – 7 family members on $25K a year poor. Like, strangers used to drop of trash bags of old clothes at our house poor. We always had super second hand cars because that’s all we could afford and we held on to them as long as we could (even if they weren’t appropriate for our 7 person household) because…that’s all we could afford.

My parents had become friendly with an elderly lady at church. Her car decided to finally call it quits and she wasn’t in a place finanically to replace it. So my parents gave her our second car. They didn’t ask for a cent. They felt she needed it more than they did. It’s always stuck with me. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow, these beautiful stories are bringing tears to my eyes.  I like being reminded that there is so much more good in the world than bad.  Especially in light of what happened in Boston, the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas, and all the other tragedies recently.  Thank you, ladies.

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I often pay for the car behind me for bridge/tunnel tolls. I love when someone has done that and it starts a chain reaction and everyone continues it πŸ™‚

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