Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Moment Etched In Her Heart She'll Never Forget

--by MakeSomeoneSmile, posted Sep 9, 2016
Yesterday I followed my heart to do an act of kindness for someone in need. A family who comes to our weekly homeless meal and ministry has been struggling. The mom was very upset on Tuesday, as she has not been able to get some help that she needed. She tries very hard to support her family but has not been able to get many hours for work. I stopped by her house on my way home from the office. I talked to her and her kids for a few minutes and then gave her an envelope with a note and a little help, apologizing it couldn't be more. She took it and went inside as I talked to her kids for another minute.

As I said goodbye and opened the door to get into my car, she came out the door calling my name. I turned around as she came through the gate. She gave me one of the biggest hugs I have ever received. She thanked me and began sobbing in my arms. It was a very emotional moment for us both as she went back into her house a few minutes later.

As I drove home I realized I had received far more than anything I gave her. You never know how much something small might mean to someone else. Life reminded me of that last night and left a fingerprint on my heart I won't ever forget!
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Readers Comments

RoseMarie wrote: She knew how much thought and love you gave her and she loved you for it thank yiu for sharing. X
Painiacs wrote: What a beautiful gift for both of you, it's not always the amount the the thought and caring. God bless you both
DANCE wrote: what a wonderful gift you gave each other!
pyronik wrote: even the kindness of stopping by, thank you for helping her
mindyjourney wrote: thank you for reaching out with some extra kindness, my friend <3. following your heart opens so many doors of compassion <3.
splain wrote: Thank you for making life a little easier for her. It helped her in many ways.
Mish wrote: Those open-hearted connections are powerful and memorable indeed. Well done, MSS. Bless.
gardengal10 wrote: Thank you for going that extra mile. You came to her house and talked with her and then you helped her financially. So beautiful.
kjoyw wrote: This story is just so very beautiful. Absolute perfect example of the fact that giving is receiving and receiving is giving! Thank you for sharing this!
leoladyc728 wrote: what kindness you bestowed on this woman. thank you

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