Stories of Kindness from Around the World

At A London Bus Stop

--by j.asmara, posted Jun 9, 2012

One late winter's evening I was standing at a bus stop in gloomy, wet and windy London. Then I noticed a young man running as fast as he could and just behind him there was a number eight bus. 

He wasn't going to make it to the bus stop in time - unless I did something!
I held my hand out and stopped the bus. The guy was still running, so I proceeded to walk slowly towards the bus. I put my right foot on the step to keep the door open and, finally, the young man reached the bus stop! 
He stopped next to me and leaned against a tree to catch a breathe and let me get on the bus first. But I turned around and stepped back. He looked at me with surprise. Then he understood what I had done for him. 
He got on the bus but still kept looking at me. I smiled and turned away. The bus left. I felt good.
Every little helps!


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Readers Comments

Charlene wrote: Heck yeah bay-bee keep them conimg!
Thomas wrote: Yup, that'll do it. You have my apprceiation.
Vijay wrote: I just love u dude. ;)
kimj wrote: Thaat is a great act of kindness. Keep up the good work. God bless you
vicki wrote: It is wonderful to do kind things for others. Goethe said, "kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. " i have learned that the greatest gift is to give without taking credit for it or to publicize it. To give anonomously to thwart the ego is commendable. What "i" have done kindly is not subject to society's approval.
jsmc10 wrote: Thank you for doing this, i've have ran for the bus many a time and no-one stopped the bus for me, i bet he was very thankful to you :)
vijay patel wrote: It seems that the world is still full of mercy and kindness and that credit goes to you and people like you. Its really hit me.
sethi wrote: That was a wonderful act of kindness. Thank you for being who you are.
Dahib wrote: This is great kindness and lesson for us and let's do like him.
moni wrote: Hi,
That was a great help from your side.

And ur right that every small help is needed.

God bless u

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