Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A SPECIAL MEMORY


--by LeapinLizzard, posted Feb 26, 2015
I was on my way from work one Mother's Day, and I noticed a man pulled by the side of the road and he was trying to load these huge logs into the back of his pick-up truck. As he attempted to load a log, I noticed every vein and muscle in his body straining to complete the task, but to no avail.

I stopped my car and offered a hand. The gentleman looked at me as though I might not have enough strength to assist, but since I was the only one offering help he accepted. Together we lifted the log into the back of his truck and then two more. Admittedly, I was grunting from the weight of the logs.

As we were loading the logs, I wondered if he was a craftsman who might be making tables from the huge logs (recently cut down by the city), but he was taking the logs home to burn in his wood stove when the weather turned cold. He said he had passed the logs several days, and just couldn't pass them by without at least trying to load them in his truck. He thanked me for helping him.

As I walked away, I realized he had given me one of the best gifts a mother could receive on Mother's day --- an opportunity to help someone in need. It made my day!
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Readers Comments

sandyremillar wrote: You're not only a strong spirit but got muscle! Lol thanks for helping.
Michele Purcell wrote: How awesome. Helping others is good medecine for our hearts and souls. :)
lapislizard24 wrote: Hey fellow lizard, wonderful act of kindness. Helping others gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over, just like that man's warm fire.
Mish wrote: :))))))

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