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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 220 People

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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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    Yesterday I had an awful day,

    I'm very grateful for everything but yesterday was so stressful, I had barely enough money to get the bus home and after waiting half an hour in the evening for the bus in the rain it finally arrived , and as the doors opened I was greeted by an old man who was friendly looking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25

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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 12 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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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 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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    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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    after a horrible day I saw little kid passing a

    road while I was in the car. he looked and me and smiled :)) Than we waved each other whole 5 minutes. Made my entire day
    stiksss stiksss 16-17, F May 3

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    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I do believe that people come into our life for a reason, but I also believe most of them are only here for a season!
    Nichole1992 Nichole1992 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My dad here on Earth. He was awful. To be quite truthful, awful is actually a huge understatement. But that really doesn't even matter. It hasn't mattered ever since I was a baby...
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    I am already 30, with no hope of getting ahead in life, or even staying alive much longer. i have health issues. but i will still become something great. its still possible. i...
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm agnostic- meaning I don't 100% rule out the idea that there might be some kind of intelligent design... But for god's sake (pun intended), I'm so SICK of people giving "God...
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    I try to be kind but is kindness taken to be weakness.I wonder.
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    *BOND of CONNECTEDNESS* I am filled with gratitude for this day, for my life, for the lives of the people whom I love and for the gifts of love that humble me to my core. In the...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    You know what they say one random act of kindness at a time.
    CourtneyForever CourtneyForever 13-15, F a week ago

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    tommym4m1958 tommym4m1958 56-60, T Jul 23

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    a chance at a random act of kindness... I need a little help here. I'm so sad that this has happened at the worst time too. I broke my camera. I need a new one for my travels and...
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    A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he...
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    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M Jul 22

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    AryaLouise AryaLouise 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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