Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Being Neighborly


--by Minnow, posted May 31, 2015
I have a neighbor two doors down whose family is not a favorite on the block. They constantly bring their squabbles out to the front yard for everyone to hear and view, their teenager plays loud music and asks neighbors for money and cigarettes, and their friends drive loud cars and speed down the street.

My neighbor across the street has tried to talk to them about the issues, but hasn't been successful. He is probably the only person on the block who has contact with this family. Yesterday, we were talking, and he said the family was without phone service because their only phone broke and they couldn't afford a new one.

I remembered I had an older plug-in phone in my garage, so I dug it out, cleaned it up and gave it to him to pass on to my neighbor. He thanked me, and I thanked him for being a good neighbor
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Readers Comments

JenniferMTSRB wrote: That was very nice. Thank you for being a great neighbor
michelelpurcel wrote: I do believe you planted a seed and if not all of the family grows with it i am sure someone will. For who are we to judge? And to be without a phone sometimes can be a dangerous thing. Good for you! :)
pluto178 wrote: ....and I thank you for being a good neighbour too a thoughtful thing to do........x
mish wrote: Shining light on them ...may peace prevail there.
Annc wrote: A very thoughtful gift.
mindyjourney wrote: Every kindness makes a difference, my friend. Thank you.
terre wrote: Thank you for being kind to someone you don't even really care for.
melnotes wrote: Yes peace and kindness :)

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