Our planet is filled with both good and bad people. The universe works in a way where goodness can eliminate hate and take away sadness. The process would go on and on if every person believed in lifting each other up instead of spreading hate and anger. Among all these people, there are those who always look at the bright side of life and do their part in making the world a good place to live.
We have gathered some of these encounters where a kind person went out of their way and made someone’s life better.
1. The Man At The Grocery Store
I was at the grocery store and the clerk was punching the items in my basket when I was short $12. It was an embarrassing situation so I started removing items from my bags. Then another shopper came up and offered me a $20 bill. When I told him not to put himself out, I was amazed by how kind a person could be. He told me that his mother was fighting cancer and was admitted to the hospital. He takes flowers to her every day so his mother scolded him for wasting the money on flowers and told him to do something better with this money. So he offered me that $20 bill and said “please accept this, it is my mother’s flowers.”
– Leslie Wagner, Arkansas.
When my mother was going through the process of divorce, she was worried sick about the new circumstances that were about to enter our lives: there was no income, bills piled up and we couldn’t even think of affording groceries. It was a time of depression but one day someone started placing a box full of food in front of our door every morning. This kept going for a long time until my mother was able to find a stable job. We never found out who this angel was but whoever it was, it was something we really needed at that time and for that, I will be eternally grateful.
– Jamie Boleyn, Idaho
In my confusion, I totally forgot about the rules of airport security that you are not allowed to carry liquids in your luggage which is why I had to give my paints up at the security checkpoint. On my return a week later, there was an attendant at the baggage area holding my paints! I was amazed. He saved my paints and also kept a track of my flights so that he could meet me right at the moment we landed.
– Marilyn Kinsella, Canada.
I returned to my car from the store only to find out that I had locked myself out. My cell phone and car keys were inside the car and it was a stressful situation. A teenager passing by on his bike saw me kicking the tire and asked me what was wrong. I explained the situation I had found myself in and said “If only I could call my wife, she will bring my spare keys since we only have one car”. The hero said, “Here’s my phone, call your wife and tell her that I’m coming to get the keys”. I told him that’s a 7 mile trip but he simply said, “Let’s just say I need the exercise.” He told me not to worry and came back an hour later WITH the keys. Going to this extent of kindness was unbelievable even for me. I offered him some money but he refused and rode away.
– Clarence W. Stephens, Kentucky.
I was leaving a restaurant one evening and in front of me was a woman who was helping her elderly mother to walk. When I approached the curb, I paused for an instance to judge if my arthritic knees would be able to climb the curb. To my surprise, an arm from my left came to help. It was of the elderly mom. I was shocked.
– Donna Moerie – North Carolina.
Being the wife of a navy husband who was on extended overseas duty, it was getting challenging for me to balance my full-time job with a toddler to look after. One evening, I heard the doorbell and it was my neighbor, a retired chief petty officer. He was holding a breadboard filled with freshly cooked chicken and vegetable stew on the side. He said, “I noticed you’re getting a little skinny”. I just had the best meal in months.
I love my granddaughter and saw a dress that she would love at a consignment shop. I was so excited but was disappointed when I didn’t have enough money so I asked the clerk to hold the dress for me. Out of nowhere, a stranger appeared and she said: “Can I buy the dress for you?” “Thank you, but I cannot accept such a gracious gift,” I said to her. Afterwards, she told me her heartfelt story of how she had been homeless for a long time and how random strangers helped her to improve her situation. She said her financial situation had become better and she was able to afford the dress. She said that she wants to return the favor to random strangers just like they did for her.
– Stacy Lee, Maryland.
After my husband’s tragic and unexpected death, I was devastated. One of my coworkers was there for me all the time. For a whole year, she would send me a beautiful card every week that read “Just Thinking of You”, “Hang in There”. She was my savior.
– Jerilynn Collette – Minnesota.
I was driving home in a blizzard and we all know how messy and sometimes dangerous that can be. There was a vehicle right behind me and suddenly my tire blew! I was afraid given the circumstances but pulled over as there was no other choice. The car behind me did too. I saw a man jump out of the backseat who rushed to the blown tire and started changing it without hesitation. He said, “I was going to get off 2 miles back but the condition of that tire didn’t look good”. – Marilyn Attebery Washington.
My friend and I were injured in a car accident and a family who was driving out of state stopped to help us. They saw that we were hurt and took us to the hospital. They stayed there until we were discharged and then took us home, bought us some food and didn’t leave until they were sure we were doing okay. They interrupted their vacation to help us. – Cindy Earls, Oklahoma.