Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Moved by a Meaningful Act of Kindness

--by cabbage, posted May 5, 2012

Our extended family had spent a beautiful vacation together last summer. I had rented a beach house from a woman and before we left, we all signed the guest book thanking her.  

Well, it turned out to be the last time the whole family was together.  My father in law passed away this May rather suddenly.  One of my sisters-in-law asked me some time ago if I could write to the woman whose house we stayed in and ask if she could send us a photocopy of our "guestbook" comments.  She said she had never gotten to read what her father wrote. I wrote a letter to the woman and didn't think about it afterwards.

You won't believe it - today a package arrived in the mail and not only did this angel make copies of our comments for all the siblings, she framed the original page with just my father in law's handwriting.  I just started to cry when I saw it, I was so touched.

I started crying again when I read his last sentence (after describing how special the trip was and how it was the best vacation he had ever had because we were all together) he finished of with:

"Man proposes, God disposes...who knows if we will get a chance to be here together again."

He didn't write a lot of letters, so having this is even more precious to us.

Anyway, I am (along with my sister-in-law's and husband) writing a heartfelt letter to this kind angel thanking her for this precious gift she gave us.

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Readers Comments

ms_joy wrote: This is so precious! I am so glad you all enjoyed precious time together and have a momento of the last time shared together with one of his rare writings, as well. I am drying my tears of joy as i type this! :)
moral12 wrote: You are right, that lovely woman had to be an angel to make those copies to send to you. Thanks for sharing those precious moments in this story.
Snail wrote: Lol! Lovely gift is very popular. Thank you for sharing.
heartofflesh wrote: I can not agree more. One act of kindness is suffiient to remove the hatred in the hearts of million people.
Your post was very touching.
Bluebell wrote: Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post. I am sure that she is going to be delighted by your letter. Love and Light, Bluebell
iferlamb wrote: This brought tears to my eyes. How wonderful. What a beautiful gesture of the woman to frame the original page with his writting. WOW!! What a lovely gift. Thank you for sharing.
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: What a great story! Thank you so much for sharing. People are good out there and bless the woman for sending you such a kind and thoughtful gift! :)
unknown wrote: kindness begets kindness :) how beautiful that this great soul framed your father in law's words ... reminds me of my own brother's beautiful handwriting scolding me for being silly once ... despite all the scoldings, I found his handwriting cute and somehow this letter is etched deep in my heart :) What a great gift ... your father in law seem to find a way to get back :) I am happy for all of ya, God bless the angel :)

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