Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Rainy Day At The Carwash


--by Daisy, posted Nov 16, 2007
One rainy cold day, I decided I didn't care anymore if it had been raining all week, I just wanted my car clean. Besides, if it was nice and I had it washed, it surely would rain anyway!
 
I went to the carwash around 1 p.m. and sat there a minute before a young attendant came out.  He seemed somewhat dejected.
 

After I pulled out of the carwash, I didn't get far before a thought occurred to me -- I had a bag of homemade cookies; they were meant to be for a friend but knowing the compassionate nature of my friends, I figured he would understand. 

So I immediately made a "U'ey" and pulled back into the carwash.  The attendant seemed even more surprised to see me, again!   With a big smile,

I handed him the cookies and the card that said "SMILE, you have been tagged" and he got a huge smile and eagerly accepted!

Come to find out, I was his ONLY customer that day. He just sat in that booth, all day, watching the rain, and thinking no one would come in. 

His smile made my day, and the friend who I had promised the cookies to, had an even bigger smile when he heard the story about the carwash.  All I can say is "Pay It Forward."
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Readers Comments

hashimhafsa wrote: The fruit of the spirit is love, kindness, gentleness. . . .
rabia wrote: you made my day as well. good job
shuya wrote: Reading your story made my day too:)
EePee wrote: THANK YOU for sharing that post.
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katlampi wrote: The fact that you turned around and came back to help, where most people would have written the idea off and not done it, feeling awkward about returning to the car wash or turning around is GREAT! It truly distinguishes your act of kindness as something that was going out of the way. Thank you for sharing this!
Jules wrote: Love it! Sunshine on a rainy day!
Portia wrote: Wow, this post brought me to tears. I am so thankful that God's love is alive in the hearts of everyday people. Thank you for the inspiration, and I will be sure to pay it forward.
lhatton wrote: Oohhh I got goosebumps reading your story. What a great way to make someone's day.
akbj wrote: Wow, I can't say anything that hasn't been said, but wanted to say something, because what you did is truly God's love in action. That young man will always remember what you did. Who knows what he will do to pay if foward, & the chain will continue. Thank you
FearOfTheDark wrote: That was realy nice done. You probably made his day...

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