Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Turning a Glum Day into a Free Breakfast

--by KindFool, posted Oct 26, 2009
I was sitting in Billy's Downtown Diner in Bethlehem, PA one morning. I was feeling glum while eating my breakfast, I had been fretting over the rising cost of tuition and housing at college. I kept dwelling on how it was affecting my mood, and how it was making me unhappy. Then, it came to me: perhaps my plight should be the means for someone else's happiness.

I noticed a mother and her young daughter sitting across the way from me at the dinner. I went up to the waitress and asked for their check as well as my own. I headed for the counter, and paid for their meal. I didn't bother to stick around for any sort of reaction. I was so excited and had such a great feeling that my legs were shaking. I would just like to think they were able to enjoy the surprise.
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Readers Comments

FairyBubbles wrote: That is great - you have a really lovely heart. Lots of hugs.
JuneBug wrote: The way to forget about our own troubles is to do something nice for someone else...that you did !! That's just wonderful !! Thanks for making that choice....:)
sikwonsangel wrote: good for you

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