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I Appreciate the Kindness of Strangers

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    .. i was 23 then. we were travelling first

    class n it was an overnite journey . he was very nice n mature to talk to, n somehow he lured me into having sex with him starting with some casual conversation ,which got a little personal , then he started casual touching my hand....n as he noticed i m not objecting to his...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 20, 2015

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    Kindness Is A Gift To Be Given And Accepted Freely

    Although it is a rare thing in my everyday life...when I witness it it touches my heart beyond words that people still can be kind to one another just for the sake of being nice. Now I do not mean the normal smiles and hello greetings of our everyday walking life just to be...
    SoulUndiscovered SoulUndiscovered 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2010

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    Sometimes talking to strangers can be much more

    comforting than speaking to people you know well! Strangely enough
    novemberbabex novemberbabex 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    One night i was walking down the streets of San

    Diego crying after a fight with my Husband. A woman walking to her car saw me and asked if i was ok. i looked at hear with makeup running down my face and said no :( she asked if i needed a hug and i said yes. she held me as i cried on her shoulder for a minute or so. That was...
    GoKingsGo GoKingsGo 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

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    A Nice Stranger

    Strangers aren't all mean and evil like our parents want us to think. Today at the bus stop around 1pm I got off the 132 and this guy had a corndog and saw I looked hungry so out of his bag he pulled out another corndog! Some people can be so randomly nice!
    angeldelinkwent angeldelinkwent 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2008

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    It's been a hell of a couple

    if weeks. I was On trial for things I didn't do but still A horrid n scary situation because my abusive ex Husband used the power n connections he has in the police force to control n abuse me through the legal system. I was found not guilty but that wasn't enough for my ex so...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F Nov 18, 2014

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    Purse Duty

    For some reason, I remembered this story from my college days...  Ok, I'm in a college town and I'm in a graduate program with a lot of other females because you rarely find males in my career choice.  I was the "dating service" for all the guys that I grew up with...
    silentwellofsorrow silentwellofsorrow 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Is So Heart Warming

    Hebrews 13:2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.     "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." ~ Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Played by Vivien Leigh.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2009

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    A sweet kind old lady smiled at me

    and asked me if i was feeling okay, if the braces still hurt and pained. I smiled and said they didn't hurt anymore and thanked her for asking. I couldn't keep from smiling since then. It's amazing how some people's kindness touches us in a certain way. She was so sweet and kind...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    "Whoever you are, I've always depended on the

    kindness of strangers." Thank you to everyone who welcomed me to EP already! I can't wait to share experiences with you guys. I've always liked talking to strangers (safely, of course). I feel that it is those unbiased conversations that offer me the most useful perspective...
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F Jun 25, 2015

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    I have had many instances of good

    and kind acts from strangers, but the most recent comes to mind now. Last Monday I started a new job in Fontainebleau at a medical laboratory (my time working in lingerie fashion marketing as an executive private assistant was short lived) where I help with the research...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    Women who go without bras on a cold windy day.

    ..I'd just like to say I appreciate you sooooo much.
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M Jul 7, 2015

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    Blessed Be Always

    There are a lot of groups about kindness. I've written something on it a while back... and well, the magic of a kind human being could always make one's heart explode with utter joy and gratitude. We had a blizzard yesterday, a whole day of snow storm that brought about 6-10...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    I had a stranger to help me at the

    store here while back I accidently left my food I bought on the counter the checker took it to me in the parking lot I said thanks an she smiled ok.
    marblemuck marblemuck 66-70, M Oct 17, 2015

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    It Was Raining

    I was taking both my young girls out shopping. I decided my eldest was old enough to walk beside me and the baby in the stroller. She did well enough at first. Then she got a wild hair and took off by herself sprinting. I started screaming her name and she just appeared...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 6 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Thank You So Much ...

    Everytime that ppl are good and kind to me I am so much appreciated in their kindness Especially if they were strangers And be good to me without any purposes I feel so happy and thankful Please make this world so wonderful Please be kind and good to each other We are...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    sometimes it's good to talk with strangers.

    helps put you to perspective at times just by talking with them.
    Messymhe Messymhe 31-35, F Jan 13

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    I was lost in bruxelles with a couple of friends

    and got stuck in the ghettos and some kind of a "red light district" a really nice lady showed us the way back to the hotel. So yea I appreciate that 👏
    Timgerer Timgerer 16-17, F Apr 6, 2015

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    Faith Realised

    I have travelled quite a deal on my own, and very much have had strangers take me in and treat me as though I am part of their family.  At my lowest and darkest times, my faith has always been renewed in human nature and kindness by a simple gesture from a stranger, even if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 2, 2008

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    Kindness.

    i was walking through town today and a woman stopped me. "you look really sad, are you alright?" she asks. kinda shocked, as i didn't think i looked that depressing, i say the usual, "yeah, i'm alright thanks, why do you ask" etc etc, but she refused to hear any of it. she...
    SebR SebR 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    What Kind Of Person Isn't?

    It's almost inconceivable not to be grateful for any kindness from strangers.  It seems logical to see the own group's interest first.  Kindness from a member of another group is not a priori to be expected.  There's no right, nor is there an obligation.  So...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    It was in June. I was at Warped Tour

    and Pierce the Veil was performing. My scars must have been quite noticeable because I remember a girl grabbing my hand when it was in the air she smiled and told me "You're beautiful, don't hurt yourself.." It was simple, just five words...but they meant so much to me. I hugged...
    TheMorticiansDaughter TheMorticiansDaughter 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    I was so tired this morning

    that I didn't make my usual lunch salad..but there is a Subway on my daily walk, so I stopped and ordered a Veggie De'lite salad..when I went to pay..the cashier said..no charge..the guy that was in front of you already paid.. Wow..there are such good people in this world and I...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 46-50, F Jun 6, 2014

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    About 4 years ago, my uncle moved in with me

    and my family because he had nowhere else to go. This was not a problem because we always got along well. He began to act irrationally, yelling and raging and all sorts of crazy things. He stayed there for another 9 months and it was unbearable. He moved out, and the landlord...
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F Oct 26, 2015

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    Kindness Is Far Reaching

    Anyone who has been graced by the kindness of a complete stranger, may know that sometimes these small incidental acts, can reach out far beyond just a simple smile.  One uncomplicated and innocent act of kindness can brighten up what seemed at first to be a bleak...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    I have experienced strangers going a little bit

    out of their way to help me. But there is one I can still remember clearly about 4 years later, because what he did was not something I asked for at all, it was just a random kind gesture, it surprised and touched me a lot. I was in college studying psychology toward my B.A...
    naranja naranja 26-30, F Mar 9, 2014

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    I just met my sister's friend

    and he heard about how I needed $20 to hang out with my friend Matthew. He just hands it to me and I don't know what to say. I must have thanked him like three times before I left.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2015

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    I think I'm done with this app.

    It's been a slice. Bye!
    Cookie32 Cookie32 31-35, F Oct 29, 2015

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    Sketched In My Memory With A Sharpie

    i have been in desperate times of need..and when a stranger reaches out, they are an angel to me. whether it be to protect me, give me a ride or any of the situations i've been in, i'll never forget these people. i could never thank them enough. the guy who cared enough to stop...
    inwonderland8 inwonderland8 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2009

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    I was walking out of the grocery store with our

    grandsons birthday cake and noticed 5 police vehicles on the other side of the lot and a man with his hands on the hood of his car. I headed the other way to my truck and saw a police car blocking my truck. As I opened my door to put the groceries inside, the cop got out of his...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Aug 14, 2015

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    Ah, The Kindness Of Strangers

    It never fails to amaze me when a complete stranger does something nice ... unless they have the complete wrong picture. *cough cough* That time a friend was so drunk she just wanted to lie down and sleep in the main street, and got abusive when my mate and I would not let...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Sometimes we feel lonely,

    no matter how many people are around us. Then we find someone in the distance, and we believe that one is the only one who understands everything in our own would.
    ReflectivMind ReflectivMind 31-35 Jan 26

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    Both Of Us Still A Stranger

    it started in 2009,when i'm still in my pre-university year. i try to give my all out at that time because i need to go to which university that i really preferred to go. my dream is always i want to be a teacher. a graduate teacher. but now i need to change my concept and i...
    iluvshrimppaste iluvshrimppaste 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    One of the greatest traits of being a human

    being is the fact that social acceptance is a necessity for most all of us. We just can't seem to live without it. Even though we're living in a world were depression, stress, anxiety, and panic are affecting so many of us, it still seems that we can push through that to some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    My cousin posted this on Facebook,

    and it made me smile so I had to share :) Went to the store looking like this, with no make up hair in a messy bun sweatshirt and sweat pants, there was an older gentleman walking passed me and I smiled and said hi and he stopped smiled at me and said I was beautiful! And then...
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    I Love The Kind Acts Of Strangers XD

    Tonight, probably around 1:00 am, me and my sister were walking from Our house to my mothers work. It's only about a 3 mile walk. We started to walk on this street that was a bit darker and harder to see. This stranger and two much younger boys passed us on bikes. He stopped and...
    Alisaperne6446 Alisaperne6446 18-21, F Nov 8, 2013

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    My mom met a 10 yr old kid in a public hospital.

    She asked for directions from the kid and he readily helped and guided her. My mom is a cancer patient at the hospital and the kids mom was in line for surgery checkup. My mom then asked the kid to accompany her to lunch since his mom was still busy. The kid was very shy but...
    feebiechichi feebiechichi 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2014

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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    My Ray Of Sunshine

    Lately I've haven't even viewing the glass as half empty. I've been viewing it as going all the way down! Today though someone a complete stranger got my half empty glass shooting all the way up. I was on my daily commute home from school : train ->bus-> two more trains and then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    Just Two Words.... That Meant So Much.

    ..My Mom had a stroke three months ago. She is stronger now, strong enough that I took her out for lunch today. Mom is not steady on her feet so I help her walk... She is mostly blind and has dementia. She lives in a small group home.After getting us settled with our lunches, Mom...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 9 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2015

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