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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

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    I was driving down the street late at night on the outskirts of Houston. I got a flat and pulled over to fix it. I was deep in the process when a police officer walked out of the convenience store. He looks at me and says, "Hey this isn't the best part of town you better hurry...
    xandermann xandermann 26-30 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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    The Gift

    This morning everyone reading this has been granted the gift of another day of life. For me it is an anonymous gift. There are those who would say that god delivered this gift. Though I do not know, I am grateful to have received it. If god granted this gift, then thank you...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    A Stranger Like An Angel

    I came out of the hospital where I had found out that my mother had no chance to live that she was about to die. I was very upset and I provoked an accident with my car. The owner of the car broken by me, not only that he was very kind to me with  no hurtful words, no frown...
    magdasoni magdasoni 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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    Short And Easy To Speak

      Whether it's an unusually pretty show of courtesy, or a loving action that flows from a compassionate heart - the smile and friendly words of a stranger have the power to re-empower another. We experience this every day, from that shy child you walk past on the street...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    Random Act Of Kindness Felt Like Angelic Touch

    I was At the counter in the supermarket and had just finished paying for my food, And the gentlemen that was behind me in line approached me and said "here these are for you" and handed me a Bouquet of beautiful flowers. Immediately I thanked him and gave him a hug because of his...
    Haaja7 Haaja7 41-45 Sep 23, 2011

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    Shelter Him From The Rain

    I will never forget the kindness of a an older woman in Little Village.Four years ago when my son was only two,we were returning home from his pediatrician visit.I had not checked the weather for the day,and as i was pushing him along in his stroller..and about 10 minutes away...
    LowKey1 LowKey1 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2010

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    Short And Easy To Speak

      Whether it's an unusually pretty show of courtesy, or a loving action that flows from a compassionate heart - the smile and friendly words of a stranger have the power to re-empower another. We experience this every day, from that shy child you walk past on the street...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."~ Lao Tzu
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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...
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    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M Aug 23

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    I don't see the point in treating someone unkindly. It only reflects negatively on yourself. I understand that people don't always see eye to eye, but where in that does it say you...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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