Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Ticket To A Future Act Of Kindness

--by abdns, posted Sep 16, 2010

About a month ago I arrived at the train station an hour early. That's when I saw a young lady in distress.

She was trying to change a 10 Euro note into coins so she could pay buy her train ticket. There were no staffed counters at the station, only a machine that wouldn't accept her 10 Euro note.

She asked several passers by for help but none of them gave her the change she required. Catching this train must have been very important to her as she became more and more agitated as the time passed.

I didn't have any change either but I did offer to buy her ticket for her. She appreciated this but was worried she wouldn't be able to pay me back.

I gave her the ticket she needed so urgently and told her simply to pay it forward to someone else.   

She just had enough time to catch her train and was waving at me as the train left the station.

This little, inexpensive, act of kindness still makes me smile when I think of it.

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Readers Comments

Sheri wrote: As they said. "do unto others as you would want others to do unto you". Just think. If you were in her situation you would hope someone would come to your rescue. What a selfless act. We need more people like you in the world.
iferlamb wrote: How awesome of you! The gift that keeps on giving.

prettypita wrote: What a thoughtful and wonderfully kind thing you did for her.
Aurelia wrote: Special Blessing to you for your very Kind Act. You are an Earth Angel.
I'm sure she paid it forward many times now.
heartofflesh wrote: You put yourself in her position and that made you buy that, a very kind act, no doubt. Thanks for what you did.
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: Good for you for caring! You never know how far the kindness ripple you start will go! :)
peanut wrote: Good person you are you got her to her destination with a smile

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