Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Paying a Mother's Bus Fare

--by Chifundo, posted Apr 25, 2009

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion."  ~Dalai Lama

I haven't been here for a couple of days because I have had exams. I was so so happy to come online this morning and find so many inpirational, beautiful stories that had been posted. I am so honored to be a part of this kindness quest.

I paid someone's bus fare last night on the bus home. The bus driver seemed very confused, but when i explained and handed the smile card over, he was happy to join in. I watched the face of the woman with two kids from under my sunglasses as the bus driver explained, and I know he must have added more of his own money, as I had only given him enough for one ticket, but he didn't make the kids pay either. I was worried that the woman wouldn't bother reading the smile card, but she did and she put it her purse to keep.

Hope everyone is having a happy and peaceful week xx

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Readers Comments

LOAS wrote: What a nice gesture. Thank you for doing that. :)
umar wrote: I realy love your web site any time
AURELIA wrote: Simply Wonderful. How did you do onthe exams????
sethi wrote: Thank you for your kindness along with the bus driver Keep smiling.
chzmzati wrote: how nice.
god bless you.
tressyanne wrote: how wonderful of you. you are truely a very special person. good luck with exams.
Smiles to you
makesomeonesmile wrote: How wonderful! Kindness is certainly contagious!
TheakstonCat wrote: How lovely - hope the exams went OK. TC x

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