My Faith in Humanity is RESTORED.....

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  1. DisneyJules

    DisneyJules I LOVE BONO!

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    Yes, once I was at work in the cafeteria and was paying for my lunch (a chicken burger) and my debit card for what ever reason didn't seem to be working and I hd no cash on me. The woman standing in line behind me said "here, let me pay for it." I told her she really didn't have to do that and I could run to the bank machine but she insisted. There are a lot of kind hearted people out there.
     
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  3. Nolcrest

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    Back story: Last year one of my co-workers died unexpectedly from a respiratory incident. Another co-worker, Bee, was with her at the time and was the first one to perform CPR.

    A couple weeks ago many of us were getting together for a memorial dinner on the anniversary of co-worker's death. Bee had confided in me that she didn't want to go to the dinner. It is still a fresh, sad memory for her. We spent an hour together where she just talked and I basically listened to her heartfelt concerns. She also casually mentioned her financial hardship. As I left her I said to her that I'd love to see her at the dinner but whatever she decided was the right decision.

    That evening she did in fact show up for the dinner. SHe said she felt so much better & comfortable after our conversation. It just so happened that after dinner she was out of the room when our checks arrived. Since she was sitting near me I discreetly picked up her check & paid it for her.

    When all was said & done she was shocked & so appreciative of what I had done for her. She doesn't even realize what she had done for me. For her to open herself up & share her heart & soul w/me & to put that trust in me was beautiful. This was the least I could have done. I also believe it was a huge step in her healing process.

    It was a good reminder that Humanity can be as simple as just listening to someone in need.
     
  4. npmommie

    npmommie <font color=red>Channels George Michael in her car

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    That is funny:rotfl2: ( back then hehe)

    I have a couple
    a few years back we went into Boston for an event with the kids, on the way home the mass pike coming out of the city was so jammed, I ended up in the wrong lane to go thru a toll booth, no one would let me over, til one fancy car came along and motioned me in front of him, I was so thankful, because I hate driving in the city, let alone terrible traffic...........so anyway, I paid their toll for them, and afterward they were in the lane next to me, and yelled over " you didn't have to do that!", I just yelled out I wanted to thank you and off we went!


    another story took place many years ago during my college days, I was coming home by train from new england, and had to make a connection in Philadelphia, the train got to philly late and the last connecting train had left!
    for whatever reason in my poor college days I had only a couple dollars cash on me at the time plus a credit card my mom had given me.
    I needed to get to the bus station but no way to get there.this was back in the days of not being able to use a credit debit card everywhere.
    anyway, a cab driver asked me if I needed a cab, I said no I had no money.
    he was so kind, he took me to the bus station for free.
    I was a teenager at the time, so I didn't even think to get his name. or think of sending him something. but I was so grateful for his kindness and told him so.
    I remember it to this day even though it was over 30 years ago.
     
  5. elgerber

    elgerber <font color=deeppink>Sometimes you gotta bite the

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    I had this happen to me at McDonalds once. I have on idea why they bought my lunch, or who they were, but they did. It was very nice.
     
  6. John's Mom

    John's Mom Jambo Wildbunch Gang

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  7. hellow

    hellow Mouseketeer

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    This is such a great story and a fun idea too! I bet his beautiful gesture brought him a lot of joy and gratification to do that every day. This whole thread lets us know the world is right. :thumbsup2
     
  8. hellow

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    My story happened when I was quite young, about 8 years old. My dad had just left my mom with 5 kids and no money. My mom was desperate to feed us, went into a diner and told the cashier her plight, and a man stepped up, handed the cashier some money and said, "give them all a meal". I still remember that, over 40 years later.

    His generosity has been payed forward many times--he left such an impression on me. My favorite was when, on my 50th birthday, I did 50 good deeds with a budget of $50 during the day. Some were just leaving a quarter on top of a parking meter, or socializing kitties at the local shelter, but I had a fun time planning it out and spending the day that way.

    This is a great thread!

    Helen
     
  9. jennyjinx3

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    Sorry this is more disney related....While we were at the Poly in Sept, and getting ready to leave, I overheard a woman in the little shop upstairs looking to buy laundry soap...or maybe something else (can't quite remember the details now!!:rolleyes:). I told her to follow me back to our room. She was leery of me...but I convinced her I was harmless and friendly on our walk back. :goodvibes

    She left our room loaded up with a case of water, juice boxes, laundry sheets, and granola bars. They had just arrived and she thanked me over and over, and was in shock. :confused3 To me not a big deal. We usually left it in the room, but I was happy to see another family use it. I hope she passed on the pixie dust.

    Oh, and I love picking up others coffees in the drive through....:thumbsup2 so much fun!
     
  10. cm8

    cm8 <font color=blue>Half of the time we're rushing ar

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    Oh, she's (Kim) not worried about the snarky comments, she know the queen of snark herself ( the TF AKA The Snarky One);)

    My story takes place at Target, a lady in front of me did not have enough money to cover her purchase ( diapers and wipes) and wanted to put back the wipes. I paid it (wipes) for her. She thanked me and it felt great to help someone who needed it:goodvibes
     
  11. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    ...bless you...:hug:
     
  12. carrie1626

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    It is possible that the woman did not understand English. That would be about only excuse for her rude behavior.:)
     
  13. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

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    I used to drive a little Toyota Starlet to our local "commuter" college up here in snowy New England. One day it had snowed the entire time I was in class, and after spending twenty minutes uncovering my car, the darn plow came by and blocked me in again.

    I didn't have the strength to shovel all that heavy, wet snow again, so I figured I could just drive through it :rolleyes: and of course I got stuck, sticking halfway out in to the road, blocking foot traffic as well. Four guys were walking by, and I figured they'd get mad at me for blocking the way. Nope, they didn't even ask, they just PICKED UP MY CAR and moved it to the street. I was too stunned and amazed that they could actually lift my car to stutter a thank you. I hope they enjoyed the look on my face!
     
  14. zippingalong

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    I was at the local animal shelter finishing adoption paperwork for my dog. While I was working on the forms, a woman came in and there was a lot of "That's the lady adopting Sunshine!" echoing around the adoption area.

    Backstory. Sunshine was brought to the shelter at 13!! years old. (Not even going there...but what kind of horrific person would do that to a little, old dog)..I'd seen her picture on the site and met her and though my heart broke for her, we were NOT the right fit. My dogs are young and very high energy, and she needed a place where she could chill out and be loved on for the rest of her days..

    So, anyway, here I am finishing my paperwork and I heard the "that's the lady adopting Sunshine" around the adoption area. I handed the lady at the shelter my CC to pay my dogs adoption fee, and asked her to pay Sunshine's fee too.

    I was SO happy she was finally going home to someone who would lover her, I figured it was the least I could do.
     
  15. flower2222

    flower2222 Earning My Ears

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    Two weeks before Christmas (always a cash strapped time) I was standing in line to pay at a gas station. A man in front of me pulled his wallet out of his side pocket - cargo pants. I saw a wad of fifty dollar bills fall to the floor. I picked them up and said excuse me sir, I think you dropped this. He looked confused and said nope thats not mine. I said Im pretty sure its yours I just saw it fall. After going back and forth a few times he finally said ohhhhh that must be the $600. dollars I lost a while back. So he takes it, says thank you and leaves.

    As I was starting up my car he comes running over and hands me $50.00 . I said, no you dont need to do that. and he said to me....No, you did not have to do that for me and Thank you Merry Christmas.
     
  16. hellow

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    You were a ray of sunshine for Sunshine's new owner :thumbsup2
     
  17. hellow

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    And the award for most amusing good deed story goes to... I love it!
     
  18. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    :rotfl2::rotfl:
     
  19. Offsides

    Offsides I enjoy being a girl

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    This is a pretty awesome story:

    Dan's Coffey Runs

    In case anyone doesn't want to watch the link: A guy from around here used to take his father for his chemo treatments every Thursday and one day his dad asked him to go get him a coffee and gave him his wallet. As a joke, he said (to all the other people getting treatments) "I have his wallet! Who wants something?" So his dad's cancer ended up being cured though he later passed away.. but his dying wish was that his son keep up the coffee run. So, every Thursday he goes back to that hospital, takes orders, and buys everybody coffee. He has also started doing it at the cancer center at the hospital I was doing my clincal at for school.. and one time when we were taking a coffee break he was in front of us in line and we got to meet him. It was really cool.
     
  20. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    ....OMG! What an amazing story! :sad1:
     
  21. Offsides

    Offsides I enjoy being a girl

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    Right? I was seriously really excited to meet him.

    If more people were like him (and like everybody that has been posted about in this thread)... just doing simple!! acts of kindness.. the world would be a happier place, yes?
     

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