Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Lost and Found: A Ten Dollar Bill

--by RipplesGuy, posted Jan 20, 2008
Last week I was visiting my best friend in Cincinnati.  One morning as we walked to breakfast, I spotted a piece of paper on the street and it turned out to be a $10 bill!  I was determined to use it as a special treat and carried it around for two days as we brainstormed ways to spend it.

Since we are both huge fans of Dairy Queen, we decided to head there after dinner on my last day in town.

His blizzard and my sundae came to $5, so when the employee handed me $5 bill as change, I turned around to the lady (and her son) behind me and said, "Here, this is for you!"  Seeing her startled reaction, I told her, "I found $10 the other day and since we've already received our treat, you guys should enjoy the rest!"  She was very gracious and took the money and moved ahead in the line to order treats for herself and her son.

What happened next was even more delicious!

The woman behind her had overheard the story, and she turned to everyone else in line and excitedly screamed, "That is just so cool!  Did you see what that man just did?"  She then proceeded to tell everyone around us what had happened.  I thought that people's first reaction might be jealousy that they had not received a free treat, but instead everyone just seemed happy to have witnessed the event.

I have enjoyed every treat I have ever had at Dairy Queen since I was 4 years old, but I gotta tell you that was the most delicious sundae I have ever tasted!
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Readers Comments

heather wrote: What you have done in paying forward the goodness that you had received is an excellent job.
I salute you for that. God bless you!
Rosella wrote: Helping others is good. Sharing is part of what kindness is. Keep sharing!
nflowers1228 wrote: what a wonderful story. Great to share what you found and to know that others learned from it as well.
brighteyes wrote: This is another "AAAWWWWW" story....

Needed a PM pick-me-up and your story and your kindness did it....THANK YOU!

Hope many of those in line and the cashier at DQ are inspired to keep the kindness momentum going ....
smoothsugardoll wrote: generosity has a wonderful taste doesn't it God bless
joyjoy wrote: How great ---wouldn't it be nice to declare a National Pay it Forward Day! Its nice just to IMAGINE :-)
akbj wrote: That is just the coolest story. Thank you for sharing it.
treeflowerpuzzle wrote: It's simple acts like this that change the world.That was very nice of you to do that.
jojomcb wrote: i love to see people's reaction when something good happens. it is a wonderful feeling deep inside. hope blossoms into unbelievable beauty
Raqui wrote: I agree this is a wonderful story. I am sure these people will remember and want to try to do the same at some time or another :) Raqui

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