Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Tiny Gesture At A Local Fair

--by learning2listen, posted Nov 12, 2007
My husband and I had been sitting in a parking line for more than 10 minutes trying to get into a local fair when, I discovered I was in the wrong lane, and nearly to the gate! My husband waved to the van next to us. The woman driving, who I could see had several children with her, seamed happy to let us pull in front her after we asked if we may. I was so excited to not have to ‘go around and wait' again, I decided to pay for her parking.  

After paying, we parked, and entered the fair, not giving it another thought. Until, 20 some minutes later, when a small horde of people approached us to profusely thank us for our generosity.

Apparently they had been looking for us, just to thank us, and for such a small gesture. It choked me up quite a bit; after all, she was the one who had started the ‘generosity’.

That touching event has stayed with me all this time. To this day, it still amazes and thrills me that a tiny gesture could cause a ‘cascade’ of warmth and unselfish kindness.

If this is the result of a small gesture, what might a ‘medium’ gesture initiate?
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Readers Comments

thaata wrote: Nice gesture and sure people respond to kindness with kindness.
kathleen wrote: What an inspiring story. It's always the small things that get big results :)
ceasons wrote: I think few people would have done more than a wave of thanks ( sadly less even do that) --- what a great gesture you did. I am sure it gave a a little more to treat the kids with.

Way to go!
laurina wrote: Thanks for sharing the impact of a "small gesture".
irongrace wrote: one word AWESOME!!!
keshavarao wrote: simple great things, really wonderful experience act of kindness. Thankyou for sharing.
akbj wrote: Great story, that is just as it should be. Such an ideal example of "what goes around comes around". Two kind people being able to help each other in turn.
rabia wrote: yeah the good deeds do give us warmth forever. Good job keep it up. and help others!
JuneBug wrote: This was such a nice story! Keep up the acts of kindness! :}
yogaslady wrote: What a lovely story, it just shows how karma works, you do good you get good it's a simple as that! :-)

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