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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 221 People

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      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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    You know what they say one random act of kindness at a time.
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    I just can't stop doing this believe me when I say I am driven to do this I haven't always been a kind being but change. i did. and now I have become colser to understanding not...
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