Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Shopping In The Rain

--by Aurelia, posted Jul 28, 2007

Today it was raining really hard. When I went to the grocery store, all of the Shopping Carts were dripping wet. I managed to find a paper towel and wipe it down and off I went to do my shopping.

I only picked up a few items and was on my way out of the store. As I walked out I noticed a Mom struggling as she came through the store doors with a baby in her arms. It was raining so hard outside she was running in.  I quickly said she could use my cart as it was dry and she could put the baby in right away instead of looking for something to dry a cart off with. I just grabbed my bags of groceries out of the cart -- they were light -- and I ran off to my car without a cart.   The mom was very grateful to me for helping her out.

I felt happy knowing I was able to offer her my shopping cart and was able to help her with her little baby.

Be on the look out for opportunities.  They're everywhere, even when you're grocery shopping in the rain!

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Readers Comments

thaata wrote: Wonderful on your part to understand and help the shopper. Simple things bring lot of happiness and simple things are always free.
Mish wrote: That was truly a lovely kindness act you did that rainy day for mom & babe. Bless you.
Alraisi wrote: Simple Things are the best thing we all can do. I like doing simple things because they have nice results. I will always try to do my best to make all who I know and I don't Happy all the time.
Thank You Very Much...!!! Keep It Up...!!!
denim1951 wrote: There are many times we can be a angel to people who need a hand at one time or another. Thank you for the story.
zidlore wrote: I heard many persons say that they don't help others because they don't know where those "others" are. I'm sure there's a lot of opportunities around, just like what you said. Your story is a proof! Thanks for sharing! ^__^
Jaya wrote: Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful story... you have proved that there still exists good people in this earth.. Well Done!!
jan2008 wrote: Hey,

Very kind of you to offer the cart. I had a situation in a grocery store with a cart with an older lady and offered an
act of kindness to her. You just never know how simple things as a shopping cart can bring a smile to some one and make their day.
denim1951 wrote: It is a blessing when you can help someone in need. I have helped elderly and women with children get their shopping into their car or open a door for them. Its the little things we do that make a big difference in their lives
roxanne916 wrote: What a beautifully simple gesture!!! Little things like this mean the most!!!! Hugs, rox
Angel4eva wrote: your an angel Aurelia!!

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