Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Helping A Single Mom

--by MakeSomeoneSmile, posted Oct 25, 2008
Yesterday I heard about a single mom with two kids that I barely know. She was pleading for help to pay her phone bill so it wouldn’t get disconnected. I have seen her help many others over the past months. She struggles to make ends meet but puts on a smile so her children won’t worry. She has no family near her so if she loses her phone, her children or their school will have no way to get in touch with her. After reading her plea, I thought about it all night and it broke my heart.

This morning I contacted her and told her I wanted to help. I called and paid her phone bill so that she would not lose it. She wrote me one of the most sincere letters I have ever received, telling me how thankful she was. She cried and said that I would never know how much it meant to her that a stranger would be so kind. She had nowhere to go and didn’t know where to turn. I explained to her that she was a kind heart and it is especially important to me to help wonderful people such as her. You would have thought she just won the lottery!

I am very glad to have been able to help out. Her tears of joy and heartfelt appreciation were more than enough thanks for me. Everything we do for someone else, big or small, makes such a big difference. I am thankful I was able to pay it forward today!

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Readers Comments

Allegria21 wrote: I'm in tears. What a beautiful story!

You obviously have a big heart and have inspired me to help others as well. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting this
Presh wrote: That was a great deed, even as much as she said thank you, you have no idea how much you made a difference in her life. To come by people like you also gives hope. Thank you
Krystal wrote: Thats the kindest thing ever,i work with lots of young single mums and acts of kindness like this would make there lifes a whole lot better, so you must have made a big diffrence to her life well done.
BedBug wrote: Thank you for doing what any of us hope we would have been in a position to do. I hope it comes back to you tenfold.
Alex wrote: I pray for a time when everyone will see a need to help others. Then our world will be a better place for us to live in. God bless you.
john wrote: Good job in helping such person keep it up u might touch alot of lives out there. John
katrina wrote: I appreciate you helping a single mom, cuz im one myself. Thx. Glad to know there are people like u :)
Rebecca wrote: Hi living is getting harder to know that there are kind people out there is great lots of loving kindness to you.
Norman wrote: Thanks for the big heart u have towards showing kindness to others. U surely are blessed, thanks for sharing.
vamsi wrote: Realy awesome buddy,. U hve done a great job. It seems realy good to write abt a person like u. U rock.

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