I Have Been Helped By People Who Don't Even Know Me

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    When I was 19, a Hispanic man bought my lunch

    for me once because my debit card was declined. I also got stuck in pensylvania that year, and a family helped me and my friend get help by letting us stay in their house for an hour, and use their phone on our way down to South Carolina. This was at four in the morning too on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 5, 2015

    I used to carry a chip on my shoulder all the

    time believing that every person is bad..my outlook changed 4 years ago. The state agreed that my nieces were going to be placed with us 2 days before Christmas....we weren't expecting to have everything move so fast as we had an empty room with no real furniture and really...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 7, 2015

    And I Appreciate It.

    When a friend helps, you are grateful and happy that you have such a friend.When a stranger steps up and lends a had just to be kind, no reward expected, that is a different story. What a blessing to have such friendly strangers.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Oct 8, 2012

    A kind word or smile kept me from having mental

    breakdowns in the middle of public areas...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    I was in an abusive relationship

    and had been locked in our cabin for 2 days. I said I had to go to the toilet and I ran. I had been walking along the highway for about 40 mins with no shoes jacket ( it was winter) money or phone when someone pulled over. It was about 11 at night but I was not thinking of...
    mskitty4u mskitty4u
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    Now I see fire Inside the mountain I see

    fire Burning the trees And I see fire Hollowing souls I see fire Blood in the breeze And I hope that you remember me Oh, should my people fall Then surely I'll do the same Confined in mountain halls We got too close to the flame And if the night is burning I will cover my eyes...
    StillVentilate StillVentilate
    26-30, F
    Apr 8, 2015

    EP is amazing, truly amazing.

    There are some people out there who's only driver is to listen out for those who are grappling with something, and often as not, being anonymous, it allows so much more information to be shared on all manner of issues and life-styles, and help is usually out there somewhere...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Mar 30

    There has been many times in my life

    when I have either felt lonely, felt down, and depressed that I've gotten encouragement by either writing another person, read stories of inspiration by other individuals I did not know nor had met, or agreed to same things because in actuality, they are similar or exactly like...
    babyglp babyglp
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    I had an accident that left me a paraplegic &

    my friends raised lots of money from several of the communities I belong to - I never knew so many people would work so hard for me, just because I volunteered for them at some point.
    bandida4u bandida4u
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    Everyone gets help by people they don't know

    all the time. There not one person here or in this world who haven't gotten help by a stranger in anything....
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    Actually, I have been helped more by strangers

    than by friends, it seems. For example, once me and a friend of mine were walking, when I felt faint, and stopped to catch my breath. We were less than 100 yards from our destination, but he started to panic so much, and I couldn't calm him down since I was out of breath...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    Everyone has, like those people

    who built my house or made my car or phone or clothes. I don't know them but they've helped me a great deal.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    I know a person who helped me my whole life

    and I thank God for them I wouldn't be here today with out them
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000
    16-17, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    My scholarship applications had a glitch

    and didn't submit properly (so no $ for me)...my programs' biggest donor found out the day of all the presentations...I was working behind the scenes, and she came up to me and wrote me a check for more than any of the other scholarships! I almost cried.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 1, 2015

    I work retail and a department store

    so we have groceries, apparel, etc. I had just gotten paid, went to the bank and put money on my card. I guess it didn't even go on the card until the next day. It was my time off the month and I was in so much pain in could barely walk and still had 5 hours left. I went to pay...
    LUzunov LUzunov
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015
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