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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    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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    Helpful Homeless

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've just been thinking about this a little further. I feel kindness matters all the more when we or others botch things up, when the eyes of the world or on you or you feel they...
    percolatinglightly percolatinglightly 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I'm always looking for greatness in people... hard to find but extremely rewarding...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Yes I do, and I may still be a "child" but you were all once a child and saying there a waste of time is a pretty idiotic thing to say in my opinion. Of course there could be...
    Penginkoibito Penginkoibito 13-15, M Dec 3

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    The Bible and Hypocrites I am a believer I believe the bible is the world of God Many people don't believe the Bible because it was written by a man so therefore what's in the...
    LilBigThinker LilBigThinker 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 1

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    The Greatest Christmas Gift. Isiaih 9 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I've received some pretty great gifts for Christmas over the years but this gift...by far...is the best one. Its small but extends nicely and catches all of those hard to reach...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    If you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn’t understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all? I think...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Injoy 1767: This post is dedicated to you, sweet Light Ambassador. Thank you!!! :)) "Kindness--the most valuable gift you will ever give someone." The Peace and Love Train "A...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    Somebody gifted me a new Bugatti! I walk up in the new Bugatti!
    EverydaysLikeSunshine EverydaysLikeSunshine 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    A busy day.. It all started at nearly half past six in the morning.... I come downstairs to feed the cats...and tidy round.. And of course, make coffee 🍵... Lorna had cooked...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Thank you the the random stranger who paid for my coffee in the drive through line this morning. Your act of kindness made me smile as I am usually the one who does such things for...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Even your selfishness will betray you one day. And those who love you, leave.  You  buy gifts and pay them by your attention for yourself, hoping, your gifts will deliver what...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Even your selfishness will betray you one day. And those who love you, leave. You buy gifts and pay them by your attention for yourself, hoping, your gifts will deliver what you...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am neither a leader, nor an eloquent speaker or a special person. Though not a native English speaker, I am just a person like you. A heartbroken person plagued by confusion...
    Daolaeden Daolaeden 36-40 Dec 16

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    Ya i must admit I'm pretty nice to most strangers and do random acts of kindness. It always feels good doing nice things for people, cause most people just expect the worst out of...
    CHADD1CT3D CHADD1CT3D 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    There was this guy in my school, really cool but I personally do not know him. Last night he spent most of his personal time making 130 cookies. Cookies that he chose to give out...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    Is this even the right title? If not, I'm sure you'll let me know..... It relates to a man who's caused me more stress than anyone else (apart from my parents, that's a given!) He...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    You were a stranger You stopped to send me a message of kindness and support and uplifted my spirits It infused my life like spice Leaving me happier and my life better I still...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, it's Christmas Eve .... and I'd like to ask all the ACON's out there a question about gifts and gift-giving. We all know that Narcissists are warped and ****** gift givers...
    Bluefreckles Bluefreckles 51-55 2 days ago

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    So went out Black Friday shopping. Was waiting in line with my mom and sister in law as they were getting a big TV. They announced that they only had 150. There was more people...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F Nov 30

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    When I was 12, I was a very pious child and loved my mom a LOT and I prayed regulary. Due to hormones, I had HUGE cravings. I kept eating sweets behind my mom back and it was wrong...
    Amy1111112 Amy1111112 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Jesus is the reason for Christmas! It may not be Jesus exact birthday but it's when we celebrate it as Christians! Thank you Lord Jesus! Jesus is a gift that just keeps giving. Let...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    There's more hate in this world than kindness. So whenever I see a kind act no matter big or small, I love it like it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I can't remember if this was at the end of last school year, over the summer, or the beginning of this school year, but my bff was spent the weekend with me. We was walking to the...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    To thine own self be true. Kindness begins within first, we can be kind on the outside to others - that's the easy part. Taking care of ourselves inside and out is the challenge...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 18

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    I love to surprise people with little things...especially anonymously... There is a older lady in her 70's, down the street and around the corner from me... I see her all the time...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    Why do so many think that smiling is a sign of weakness? I believe it's a sign of strength.Last week I was at the hotel bar. It was a very cool & trendy place, and my first night...
    CaliforniaDr CaliforniaDr 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    A Great Debate Once Raged in Heaven A great debate once raged in heaven. It was over a most beautiful and precious new soul that God had created. The angels debated what should be...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 15

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    Today I finally got out of my house -- something that as hard for me since I was robbed (I get scared and anxious the person is going to come back and take more -- especially...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 2 Responses Dec 18

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    I cannot imagine that I, forty years from now, will looking back on my life and say, "I wish I had been a bigger **** to people." Kindness is what makes us human. Kindness is what...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M Dec 4

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    I would like to believe this. I know I believe it on some level. The store clerk and the dental hygienist and the office manager are there for clear reasons. I think most people...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M a week ago

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    So many people come and go throughout our lives. Many strangers, and sometimes often. Most hardly get a greeting, or a kind word. Some get more. I have been going out of my way to...
    newphoenixrising newphoenixrising 46-50, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    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...
    frigginjelly frigginjelly 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I believe in ripple effect, so I believe sharing positives with people will brighten up the world one day somehow. Do u like the world u r living in right now? I don't, I know it...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Dec 2

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    I am kind and gentle to everyone I see or meet. But it breaks my heart to see how ignorant this world has become. Little acts of Kindness, makes me smile. I saw a poor, homless...
    sagard1994 sagard1994 18-21, M Dec 10

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    I have always believed in true love, realizing my soulmate was out there somewhere at age 12! Everyone one knew my search for him while growing up. I imagined what he would be like...
    Moonstar7 Moonstar7 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    This songs touched my heart; we CAN all make a difference!! ❤️ All it takes is Love and kindness. The will to help others was planted in our heart, because we came from The...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F Nov 28

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    I'm always a believer in that it's the little things in life that make you go a long way and in this category I can agree, from things such as helping an old lady cross the street...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 29

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    Well, first of all to all those who are in long distance relationship, my deepest felicitations and best wishes for you are brave enough to believe and support each other without...
    DAKtheligislator DAKtheligislator 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 2