What is the kindest thing you’ve done orseen? I was selling my bike when I was a teen for$30.
Got a hit and set up a location.
Ended up being greeted by two kids on a singlebike (one on the pegs) and the kid with the bike bought his friend my bike so they couldride together.
Now that is a Bro right there.
Love hearing stuff like this.
Thanks for sharing.
That’s so sweet I could cry.
I broke my foot while bouldering a week intomy semester abroad.
I had never been out of the country before, so I was absolutely panicking.
A total stranger came right over after I fell, recorded important info for the paramedics, and spent the next ten or so minutes whilewaiting for the ambulance asking me questions about my studies and my research (I'd mentionedI was a student).
He asked such thoughtful questions and wasso kind and able to calm me down even though I was absolutely freaking out.
I wish I could be as chill and amazing asthis guy.
Sounds like this guy had experience in howto deal with people in the middle of physical trauma.
Could have been a medic considering he madesure to note what was wrong with you.
Regardless, he's a saint.
Hope your foot isn't causing too much trouble.
I reached out to dozens of people my dad hasknown and told me stories about throughout the years – cousins, relatives, coworkers, groomsmen, friends throughout his adult years, friends from childhood, and even from hisrecently-deceased dad before he passed away.
I asked them if they could share a memoryor picture they had of him.
I was overwhelmed by the responses! So many people wrote back, even people I hadmissed but had heard about it through the grapevine! It was so kind of those people to dig throughtheir archives and spend the time to do that.
I compiled them all into a box and gave itto him for his 60th birthday.
My dad and the rest of our family all reallyenjoyed reading the letters and seeing long lost photographs.
One of the smartest people I ever met marriedone of my good friends from high school.
She had dabbled in coding games for fun buthad no IT experience.
She was working minimum wage at a sandwichshop.
I was a manager at an IT consulting firm.
I knew if given the chance to work in IT asa developer she would do great.
So I pushed my company to hire her as an intern.
With out any code camp, relevant college classes, or experience I was told our company could never hire her.
I helped her start small user group, put togethera resume, and prep for an interview.
Then I went back to my company and forcedthe issue.
I had to use a number of favors just to gether an interview.
Then I basically cashed in all my politicalcapital, and said if she wasn’t successful I would be accountable for it.
They gave her a chance.
And she kicked ass just as I knew she would.
That was 5 years ago.
Today she is a java developer making over80k a year with full benefits.
She loves her job, and my good friend doesn’twork much because his wife makes so much money.
Pushing so hard made a few people mad andit was a contributing factor to the company letting me go a year later.
I found a new job so it worked out for me.
I don’t think she realizes what it costme to get her in.
And it’s probably better that way.
But knowing I gave her a chance to changethe trajectory of her life makes me smile.
An older gentlemen tried to ship an envelopeto his “grandson” from a shipping company I worked at.
The way he acted and the things he said threwup too many red flags in my head, so(against company policy), I opened the envelope afterhe left and inside of it was 5 figures in cash.
I called the cops and told them to get intouch with the man and try to figure out what was going on.
As it turns out, someone had called the olderman and said his grandson was in the hospital and if they didn’t send the money he wouldget a surgery that was badly needed.
The older man couldn’t get in touch withthe grandson by phone so he panicked and sent the money to the address they provided.
We were able to stop it from happening andget the money back to him.
He said it was basically his life savings.
The story kind of got big and the news rana story on it and apparently its a scam that happens to a lotttt of old people.
We started this kind of club to reach outto nursing homes and try and educate people about it, and a lot of people were not awareof anything like that happening.
A lot of good came from me just being nosey.
A friend of mine, educated and in her 60s, fell for one of these type scams.
She was embarrassed, but told everyone shecould so others would learn from her mistake.
I can very easily imagine Mum falling forsome kind of scam before we put in a home.
She was pretty talkative to anyone who calledbecause she considered it rude to just hang up.
In 6th grade, it was 2 stops away from mystop a man was just laying on the sidewalk, our bus was stopped for a long time, I noticedthe bus driver wasnt on the bus and I looked outside and the guy was just laying there, our bus driver is rlly nice so her being the nice lady she is she rushes out of the bus, check his pulse and calls an ambulance, the bad part was some people on my bus were talkingshite saying “I bet he overdosed on something” and almost after that my mom comes to pickme up, turns out the next day our bus driver said “The man from yesterday didn't overdose, he went into diabetic shock (or I think that's what she said” but she basically saved someone.
That's awesome she did that.
But you know, it doesn't matter if it wasdiabetic shock or an overdose, they still needed help and she did it.
When my wife gave birth to our firstborn, the woman she had shared a ward with while in the early stages of labour had a stillbirth.
After giving birth, rather than spending timebonding with her newborn, my exhausted wife gave me our son and spent 3 hours comfortingand consoling this woman.
Something about the bond of mothers seemedto connect them.
The woman and her husband have since becomeclose family friends and had two beautiful children after this – they still credit thesupport we (mostly my wife) gave them in the period of time after the stillbirth, especiallyin those three hours, with helping them get through their grief.
The kindest act I've ever seen.
done by the kindest person I've ever met.
Edit: WOW! This really did blow up! Thanks for all the upvotes, awards and kindcomments! Means a lot!! For all those asking – No you cannot havemy wife! I absolutely love doing adopt-a-families duringChristmas.
I don't have kids of my own but I really puta lot of thought into what to get them.
These are low income families, and I alwaysask for ones with lots of little kids, so I try to pick things that they can get a lotof use out of.
I always get loads of books, especially oneswhere the parents can interact with the kids, cookbooks, puzzles, bedtime stories.
I go heavy on science books & kits too, especiallyfor girls.
Always gotta get a hula hoop, one of thosehuge lifesize dollhouse/castles you can color, and a ton of some sort of age appropriatebuilding blocks or legos.
I get piles of art stuff and paper, coloringbooks, painting sets, jewelry kits, all kinds of crafty things.
I get them some sort of diary or journal ifthey're older, some place secret they can write their thoughts.
My most favorite family of them all was singlemom who'd just turned 18.
Her son was 3 and she'd moved into her veryfirst apartment.
She had nothing but two bare mattresses onthe floor, one for her and one for her son.
She was working a job and was trying to saveup for things for the house.
Her wish list was heartbreaking.
She wanted blankets for them both, a pan tocook with, and a Spiderman toy for her son.
I was single at the time supporting myselfso I only had a couple hundred to spend.
I got her a complete comforter/sheet set, a pillow, and a full set of cooking pans.
I found the coolest thing for her son though, it was a fitted sheet that turned your bed into a Spiderman tent! It was awesome! And then I found a big Spiderman stuffed toy, like 2 feet tall! I also found this huge book with over 100full length bedtime stories.
I got the usual boring stuff, clothes forher son and a gift card for a holiday meal.
But then I found at Target a clearance tv/dvdcombo, it was less than $100! I knew money was tight so I included a notein her Christmas card that she could rent her son videos from the library for free.
I would have given anything to see their faces, I really hope she liked everything.
I wish that it made a good Christmas for herand maybe made her first Christmas on her own a little more happy.