Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Angels Of The Rest Area

--by moral12, posted Oct 14, 2011


Years ago, when my daughter was an infant, I was traveling alone cross-country to join my husband. 
I had a small sports car crammed full of household items, clothing, and one baby car-seat. 
After driving for many miles, in an attempt to drive straight through, I was tired and needed to stop for a bathroom break.
The rest area was mostly deserted, on an isolated stretch of Interstate highway. I parked the car and carried my infant daughter, in her car-seat, into the restroom. Coming out again I saw a middle-aged couple hanging around. It turned out they were waiting for us! 
The lady said, "We wanted to wait for you to come out and see you safely back into your car. Sometimes rest areas can be an unsafe place for a young lady.  We have a daughter almost your age and we wanted to make sure you got safely back on your way".
I was very touched by their consideration. Being young, and probably naive to the potential dangers of rest areas, it had never occurred to me that there was any possibility of something going wrong. I thanked them for their kindness.
My daughter and I continued our journey and reached our destination (and my husband) safely. 
I never got their names but thirty years later their kindness is not forgotten. Sometimes angels come in disguise and just because you can't see their wings it doesn't mean they aren't angels!


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Elouise wrote: What a joy to find someone else who thikns this way.
Jana wrote: Wonderful story. And i just love how you ended it. "sometimes angels come in disguise and just because you can't see their wings it doesn't mean they aren't angels! " yes!
bookworm58 wrote: There are angels all around us.

I am glad they helped you and your daughter. The rest stops can be scary for sure.

Merry christmas and happy new year.
Tropic wrote: Touching little story :). It warms my heart that there's still people like that in our world. They truly were angels.
HappyDae wrote: Beautiful and touching. Brought to mind: "what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. " ~albert pike the kind generosity and compassion of that couple lives on through you. So many candles will be lit and continue to shine because you take the time to share your experience. I believe that is your thank you to the angel couple who showed concern and love for you, a stranger. Thank you so much for sharing. Love and peace, hd
Bluebell wrote: It is so lovely to see that an act of kindness will always remain inside of our hearts. Thank you for sharing such a lovely story. Love and light and endless blessings, bluebell
moral12 wrote: Dear sandra, sethi, joy: yes, i do think angels appear in human form at times, to help us, or, to be "guides". I can only hope to repay the favor sometime for someone else. It certainly made an impression on me, even after all these years.
chie wrote: I know that everyone has a guardian angel, there are our protector. Thanks for sharing this story. God bless.
sethi wrote: Thank you for sharing. They were your guides or angels in human form.

Sandra wrote: Bless you for remembering that kindness after all those years. I have been on both sides of this issue, the one needing looking after and the one who passed it along helping someone else. I think the lord guides us and gives us a nudge when we are needed or when we need help. Hope everyone who reads your story of kindness will pass it along to others.

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