As an adult, you see the world in a different light. If you watch the news, you know that we’re surrounded by scandals, pain, and chaos. But humans are resilient and thankfully, they also have the ability to tell right from wrong. And every now and then, we stumble upon a random act of kindness that completely changes the way we look at things. A random stranger paying for your parking meter could leave you smiling from ear to ear for an entire week. But wait until you see what these incredible folks did, and how their random acts of kindness completely made these people’s day!
A stranger left an unexpected note on the windshield of a car that seemed to have evacuated from Hurricane Florence.
When the woman noticed the note on her windshield, she quickly picked it up in order to read it. When she saw what was in it, she probably couldn’t believe what she was reading. “Saw your license plate was from South Carolina. Not sure if you evacuated from the storm, but just know Florida is praying for you and your state. When we had Irma we evacuated to Alabama and received a similar letter on our car because our Florida license plate, so I wanted to pass it on. I know how it feels to evacuate. God bless!”
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A suicidal man was on the edge of a bridge, when suddenly, a stranger talked him out of jumping and offered to go for beer instead.
Kwame Anderson and Jason Gaebel from St. Paul, Minnesota, were busy making their delivery rounds as usual, when they spotted a man who was barely holding on to the fence of a bridge. Anderson jumped out of the vehicle, and asked him what he was doing, and said, "If you're thinking of jumping, you don't have to jump."
The man answered, "You don't know me, you don't care. Why are you trying to save me?" To which Anderson replied that if he didn't care, "I wouldn't be here right now." Somehow, he managed to keep the man entertained until the police arrived.
"I thought about Denzel Washington when he's acting as a cop in movies. I said, 'well, I gotta keep this guy entertained somehow because if I wait for police, this thing may be over,'" Anderson recalled about that day.
Anderson kept talking and the two men realized they had very similar upbringings. Once he felt like he had gained his trust, Anderson asked the man, "If you come down from there, do you want to get a drink with me and talk about what's going on?"
In an instant, he ran to the truck to grab a cold case of beers and offered him to grab a drink with him. He said, "I have a pack of Coors Light for you. Follow me."
Finally, the man made his way into a safer area across the bridge, but he wasn't able to sip on a cold one just yet, as the paramedics needed to evaluate him at the hospital. But thankfully, the man was saved by the kindness of two strangers who ran into him right when he needed someone the most.
An evacuated family from Utah made sure the firefighters had plenty to eat and drink when they entered their home.
The Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires in Utah destroyed everything in their reach, burning over 70,000 acres. Sadly, more than 6,000 people had to be evacuated from the homes. But just because they’ve been faced with such hardship, does not mean that the people in Utah forgot their manners. When firefighter Matthew Bills entered an evacuated home, he ran into this beautiful note and shared it on Facebook.
Over 30 strangers repaired a grandma’s house that was being condemned by the city.
Gina Gibson’s house in Independence, Missouri, was falling into pieces. It was in desperate need of a ton of repairs, which Gibson simply couldn’t afford. Thanks to the help of 30 strangers from the local United Auto Workers Union, (UAW), this grandma’s house was saved from being condemned by the city. The kindness of these hard-working strangers paid off, and she couldn’t be happier. "I just need a place for the kids to go to Grandma's. That's important," she told KMBC News.
When the paramedics blocked a homeowner’s driveway, they weren’t expecting to find this heartwarming note.
A homeowner’s driveway had to be blocked by a team of paramedics who were assisting someone in need, but when they returned, they found a note that took them by surprise, "Thank you for blocking my driveway to save a life. Refreshments on me." Instead of ranting and complaining over his driveway getting blocked, the stranger thanked them for saving someone’s life and doing such a fine job. The Welsh Ambulance Service felt their hardworking crews deserved such a lovely moral boost.
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