Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Right Place, Right Time

--by kat94, posted Dec 8, 2022
I met an older lady on the way back home from running an errand. She stopped me on the sidewalk, asking for directions. I gave her directions, pointing the way she needed to go. But she looked distressed and started to tear up, like she's been lost for a while and wasn't familiar with the area.

It was dark and cold, so I offered to walk with her, reassuring her it was only a 5 minute walk. I saw her struggle to walk and keep up the pace, so I slowed down and carried her bags for her.

We talked the whole time, getting to know her. I found out she lives outside of the country and came her temporarily to take care of a sick family member. She was incredibly sweet and kind.

When we got to her place, she cried, gave me a big hug and thanked me for helping her, while saying a prayer. I let her know I was glad she was safe and couldn't imagine being somewhere unfamiliar and being lost, hoping I'd receive similar kindness in that situation.
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Readers Comments

DANCE wrote: You are so caring
pluto178 wrote: That must have been so frightening for her so well done x
Mish wrote: You are a beautiful kindness soul, dear Kat. Bless ❤️
unknown wrote: So kind of you. You were in the right place at the right time.
drjoybug wrote: A very needed and helpful kindness.

Rajni wrote: Your extra care is greatly appreciated.
dotmatrix wrote: Bless you, Kat. ♡.
Sd wrote: I think perhaps God was in control of the entire situation - you being in the right place at the right time as 4abetterworld responded, and God's blessings were on you for noticing the need and helping quickly; and the elderly lady for praying before you left.
lt33 wrote: Oh such a nice thing to do helping that lady feel wanted in an unfamiliar territory you made a new friend today .😁

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