Stories of Kindness from Around the World

School Friends Step-Up The Generosity

--by trueblue07, posted Oct 12, 2010

My friend and I had an assignment for one of our classes to do a random act of kindness and write and essay about the experience. We were inspired to take  the assignment even farther and turned it in to a kindness project to recognise people who serve our community.

We scoped out a number of places where people serve the community in our town.  Then we baked (and baked) for 6 hours: cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, and brownies. 

When we were done baking, we began dropping them off.  We went to two fire-stations, a hospital, the post office, the police department, and we even chased down some bus drivers for three blocks :)

Everyone's reactions were just amazing. The bus drivers hugged us and were on the verge of tears. Everybody was so thankful when it was us thanking them for what they do. 

Policemen and women, doctors, nurses, bus drivers, firefighters - these are the people who serve communities and they deserve to get recognized and appreciated! 

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moral12 wrote: My grandmother always said: "Don't forget the little people!" (meaning, those who serve US). Good idea for thanking these people in a surprise way.
keepsmilin wrote: Awesomeness! :) great job!
bookworm58 wrote: Thanks for such a wonderful story. All of you did a wonderful thing by giving treats to people who take care of us every day.
Pali Raj wrote: I had read a similar story a few years ago. I can't recall the name of the teacher. But she asked her students to prepare three wishing cards, one with a mention that "i respect you the most because. " and two without any mention and requested them to hand over 'those cards' to someone they respected the most with a request to show their respect to someone they respected most through the extra cards. Mentioning. And the outcome of that campaign was amazing.
Parth wrote: That's terrific trueblue07, what a heartwarming story about humanity. It's amazing how much feel good mileage we can get when makes others feel acknowledged. To be absolutely present to another human being with nothing in the way - presence to presence is a gift! Way to go :)
Spoonerism wrote: Yay! Thank you for the inspiration! I have been looking for something to do for the people who selflessly serve the community like that! A lot of them don't have the nicest jobs, but just telling them that you care and thanking them must have made their day! :-)
Lelethu wrote: I like
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: What a wonderful thing to do! Your kindness and thoughtfulness I'm sure was very appreciated. Nice job! :)
iferlamb wrote: awesome!
unknown wrote: very beautiful trueblue07 :) love it ...

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