Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Big Urge To Do A Little Bit More

--by charmedlife9, posted Jun 25, 2012

This morning I went to drop of my large items to the recycling center. There was an Asian lady in the line who looked about 65-70 years old. She had 6 big black bags of recycling with her. I asked her if she wanted my items, because she was commingling and she could get money for it. She accepted them and thanked me with the most wonderful, loving hug I have ever had.

After leaving the recycling center, I went to the market. I had just finished writing my book, and am hoping to get it published someday. I wanted to pick up some steaks to celebrate. It was kind of a special occasion for me, since I have been unemployed for four months and money is tight. 

At the market, I had the steaks in my hand, but then thought about the lady at the recycling center. I put them back and decided to buy hamburgers instead. Then, I went back to the recycling center. 

Folding up the twenty dollar bill that I would have spent on steaks, I walked up to the Asian lady. Taking  her hand, I put the money in it, gave her a hug, and walked away. All of a sudden, before I could get too far, I felt someone grab me around the waist from behind. (Note: I am 6' tall and she is maybe 5' tall.) I turned around and hugged her back. Tears filled both of our eyes. She told me she loved me and thanked me again. I kissed her cheek and told her to have a wonderful day.

Then I got in my truck and drove away.

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Readers Comments

LUCKY wrote: That was a sure way to win a woman's love and attention. Enjoy it.
Tim wrote: Please be sending all your helpful articles
PrettyPee wrote: May you be blessed, you have a beautiful soul. :-)
al humphrey wrote: How thoughtful. Some people go through life being selffish and thinking only of themselves. How nice if we stop sometimes, to take our mind off our needs and focus on those of others for whom our token will be like a mighty pour of blessing. This is so touching
msrt_27 wrote: God bless you. I can imagine what a wonderful day you had after that. Stay blessed
Blessed2BKind wrote: Thanks for sharing. I can only imagine. Blessings to you :)
KellMarie65 wrote: That's awesome to read. :)
Jami2D wrote: Talk about humbling and inspiring what a story. You are special and you deserve all the good that each day can bring. Curious, what is the title of your book? I would love to support you by purchasing it:)
lifelonglearner wrote: Thank you.
Cindysmiles wrote: I totally love what you did!

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