I Admire Random Acts Of Kindness

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    A guy in a cafe today gave me one of his scones

    for letting him share my table. The table was as much his as it was anyone else's, but he still decided to be generous. I don't turn down favours like that. As my grandma would say, 'Deeyan vare jo hath kon motaibo ahe' -- 'Never reject someone who is offering a genuine...
    Quiche5 Quiche5
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    Sometimes it's easy to feel bitter,

    cynical and disillusioned with the human race: We all have our imperfections, depravities and regrets. After experiencing a devastating personal tragedy, I myself spiralled into a descent of depression and self loathing. But in my darkest hour, who came to my rescue? What gave...
    Domabetes24 Domabetes24
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    Dec 30, 2014

    Left this on a bus window today,

    and for the first time in a long time, I felt genuinely happy. It's amazing how such a simple action can make my day. Who ever is reading, have a nice day/afternoon/night 😄
    TheNetFreak TheNetFreak
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    This past summer, there was a day

    where the weather seriously was like the cold from a heavily-snowed winter. It was a major shock to many. I was enjoying being awake during the day and so I had made plans to get out. The mall otherwise known as Tyson's Corner is the only public venue I have gotten familiar with...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    No words can convey the beauty

    and compassion in this picture.
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Jan 5, 2016

    I think someone randomly doing anything nice

    for me no matter how small the act can literally turn around my entire day no matter how bad of a mood I was in before a random act of kindness puts me in a good mood.
    mlgpro7 mlgpro7
    18-21, M
    Jul 26, 2014

    I was out at a gathering the other day

    and sat at a table with some senior citizens. Some were telling me their troubles and some just needed someone to talk to. Me,I don't mind at all. One of these old dears is 84 and she raised me and my brothers and some cousins too. I lived with her from the time I was 2 days old...
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    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    Random acts of kindness are truly treasured by

    both the person who chooses to be randomly kind and the recipient. The size of the kind act is not important because the fact that it happens out the blue so to speak is like a gift in itself. Both parties are more likely to remember such a thing. You don't need a reason to...
    AryaLouise AryaLouise
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015
    metalchick18 metalchick18
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    One can not learn coolness one must be born

    with the coolness How one uses the gift of the coolness determine's there effect on the people in there tribe
    wayno4 wayno4
    46-50, M
    Jun 7, 2015

    A language which the dumb can speak,

    and the deaf can understand. It speaks well for the native kindness of our hearts,that nothing gives us greater gleasure than to feel that we are conferring it.
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    2 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    I one time went to a Red Lobster restaurant in

    Maryland before I went to my doctor's appointment. My mom was parking the car and she had pointed out some picturesque things that were where Red Lobster was since it was a bit of a walk away and I cannot navigate directions too good. I tried to open the door. It was a thick...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Jan 3, 2016

    I love randomly paying

    for other people's things it makes me feel great all the way around
    SassyNclassy04 SassyNclassy04
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    I am a kind woman and female.

    I love helping my family and friends when I can. I have helped strangers as well. There is a huge blessing when one helps others in need. What goes around will come around to your door step.
    maryannelamb maryannelamb
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    my feeling on being kind is

    that we dont know whats happening in a persons life so 1 act of kidness will make that person feel better
    sweetpeanina sweetpeanina
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    That ***** easy. Doesn't cost you anything to

    be nice so run wild wit it.
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG
    22-25, M
    Aug 16, 2015

    I think it's a wonderful thing to observe a

    person doing something good for another without being noticed. It gives me hope for humanity.
    Luxe0716 Luxe0716
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    Today I stopped at a convenient store to buy a

    polar pop. There were two guys getting sodas in front of me, so I waited for them to do their thing before proceeding to do my own. When I went to pay for my soda the cashier told me that the guys before me had already paid for mine! Sure, it's less than a dollar, but it...
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    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    I am a very self-absorbed person.

    It's a defense mechanism brought on by years of trauma. I rarely leave my home. Yet, when I do, I see a different side of myself. I smile and talk to everyone. I had to drive though a bad part of town to visit my doctor, so I stopped at the brightest-lit station I could find...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    Just now .. I Was out wth my 2 sisters n

    younger brother to celebrate with the first money I ever earned. we mistakenly left the light in the car on while we were sitting in it for too long enjoying our juice .. so when it was time for us to go home the car wouldn't start .. out of nowhere this two guys offered to...
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    Apr 26, 2015

    On my way to work this morning,

    I was in a great mood. I went to starbucks and bought the people's drinks behind me. It gave me a little pep in my step today and made me forget about all the negativity that has been surrounding me lately. The starbucks is right down the road from my work and those people...
    frigginjelly frigginjelly
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2014

    I've found that random acts of kindness lifts a

    depressive spirit off me. I'm starting to be more intentional about doing them now...like, I look for them! I know, it's a bit selfish, but it's good for both of us involved, so...
    cjkenton cjkenton
    Jul 11, 2015

    I want to give. I am looking

    for amazing people to share a short story with. I shared it with my friends, then I started looking for people who appreciate the hard copy and genuine appreciation for 1930s era literature. I could just randomly starts mailing the story to people I don't know but are they "true...
    Vintage1968 Vintage1968
    46-50, F
    Feb 15, 2016
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    Aug 30, 2015

    One day I was standing at school waiting

    for the bus, and I noticed this guy was staring at me. After a while he walked up to me and said "what's your name?" And smiled. I said "Cecelia" and he said "Hi Cecelia, hold on.." He then reached inside his coat and pulled out a tiny white flower. He smiled and walked away...
    Somethinglikethat4 Somethinglikethat4
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

    I am a kind of person

    who accept the good in people and accept no one is perfect, but now there is something else a relative of mine who shows some of his good qualities and plus we gave a good laugh etc. but on some occassions i have seen this radical temper, for simple things. So am thinking how...
    Feelingonedge Feelingonedge
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    Recently I had some repairs done to my car.

    While I was in the repair shop a gentleman came in with his daughter to have something fixed on his car. The shop quoted him a price and he said he couldn't afford it. He shook his head sadly and left with his daughter. I sat there thinking I could help but for some reason I was...
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    51-55, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    Yesterday a stranger came to my door during a

    heavy rain storm. (Living in the country we rarely have strangers show up.) One of my dogs had ran out in the road and was killed by a car. She saw him in the road, stopped, wrapped him up in a blanket, put him in her trunk and brought him to the house. I was amazed by the...
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark
    36-40, F
    Apr 18, 2015

    This is not me. I did not write this.

    I got it from Yahoo News and am happily sharing it here. -------------------------------------------------------------- Julia Price was on her afternoon run when she heard an older man catcalling her loud enough that it drowned out her headphones. The man, who was well-dressed...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    I am thankful for all the doctors

    and nurses that have helped me the lasts few days. Hopefully, I will get better very soon.
    deleted deleted
    May 2, 2015

    "Hey man, do you need a hand?

    It looks like you've got a lot on your plate." I can't relate, but I've had my share of rainy days. You could use an empathetic face. "Hey madam, need a ride? Going down that road anyways. Streets aren't safe." I'll get my reimbursement by the expressions and the emotions...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    This will sound insignificant & maybe silly

    but it touched me non the less. Been struggling financially the last couple of months and have had no money for extras, either personally or around the house. My new neighbor came by and offered to professionally bug spray my house as he was doing his own and we are a duplex...
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    3 Responses Jul 22, 2015
    tommyfung tommyfung
    18-21, M
    Nov 15, 2015

    A stranger came to my rescue!

    I was on a long drive between towns when a man in another car started harassing me. Over the next 25 or 30 miles he was driving very close next to my car, side by side, but he wouldn't pull ahead of me or allow me to get any space between us no matter much I slowed down or spead...
    51-55, F
    Jun 8, 2015

    I love acts of kindness,

    but are they really random? I think not, I am going to geek out a little here, so let me apologize in advance, lol. Random as you all know is an unexpected in meaning, you weren't expecting to hear someone say something so..you say..Well, that was Random lol... But I sometimes...
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    4 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    Sometimes I try to pay

    for the person behind me at fast food drive-thru's when I have extra money. It's funny sometimes because some people nearly chase me down NOT to accept it. Most do, but some people can't handle getting something for nothing!
    cjkenton cjkenton
    Aug 30, 2015
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