DMV Guy and a Stolen Car
--by Sudha, posted Feb 18, 2006
This was at 8.00am in the morning. I made trips to all the towing places, police stations all the time thinking that it was towed by cops. By around 10.00am, I couldn’t find it anywhere and the cops decided that it was actually stolen. After filing a report with the them, I finally get to work thinking how my day was completely messed up.
Later in the day I went to pick up a rental car at Enterprise only to realize that my license was missing too along with my car. I told the enterprise guy the whole story and he was so sorry for me that he offered to take me to the closest DMV and get a duplicate license. I was totally dumbstruck. I didn’t know why this complete stranger would want to take some time off his day to help me. He actually took me to DMV, got a duplicate and then rented me a car. I was pissed off the whole day because of the sequence of events that happened to me but somehow this simple act of kindness from a complete stranger made it all worth it. It cheered me up and made me forget all the mishaps of the day. I was so moved by this kind act that the next day I made sure someone else got a similar surprise. I took some smiley shaped chocolates and left them on some of my colleague’s desks.
There is still a lot of goodness out there in the world. We just need to take the time to notice it. Hoping that this story would inspire many others like me to do more acts of kindness.
Keep up the spirit of service.