Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Walking In the Rain


--by mangojuice, posted Sep 7, 2007
It’s past eight in the evening when I came out of the mall and it began to drizzle. I continued walking as I needed to cross the highway to board a bus. A few minutes later, the rain poured a little harder. I walked fast and put the brown envelope on top of my head to protect it from the rain. Then the rain drops became bigger. I walked even faster and held onto the envelope, though I knew I’d get wet sooner before I reach the bus. But suddenly, I heard someone calling me from behind.

“Miss,” she said and motioned to share her umbrella with me.

“Thank you,” I replied and was silent for a few seconds, surprised by such act of kindness from a stranger.

“What’s your name,” I asked so I could acknowledge her.

“Diane,” she replied.

I told her that she was so kind. She just smiled. Then I asked her if she’s going to cross the highway. She nodded and asked, “Ma’am, is that your way too?” I nodded too.

I took a bus and she walked ahead. I thanked her again. Had it not been for her kindness, I would have gone home really wet.
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senga988 wrote: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY, YET AGAIN, IT JUST GOES TO SHOW, SOME PEOPLE DO CARE.
JuneBug wrote: I am glad the lady was there to help you and I can tell her act of kindness was appreciated by you as well!
snowflake66 wrote: Such a sweet story! What a nice way to start my morning :) Thank you for sharing it with us!
speedi wrote: Don't you just the kindness of strangers!Its' part of what makes this big ole world seem so small and friendly..Bless you

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