Menu
Jump to content

What's with the ads?

gardenmom5

random acts of kindness story

Recommended Posts

I was going through a fast food drive through one day with my kids and when I pulled up at the window to pay I found out that the person in the car ahead of me had paid my bill. Total random act of kindness that left me smiling and feeling greater faith in humanity.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, maize said:

I was going through a fast food drive through one day with my kids and when I pulled up at the window to pay I found out that the person in the car ahead of me had paid my bill. Total random act of kindness that left me smiling and feeling greater faith in humanity.

This has happened to me twice! Once was at Chick Fil A and the other was at Starbucks, IIRC. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the story was fairly 'dramatic' in that he could afford to be generous with more.  it isnt' "how much, but that we "did something to brighten someone else's day".

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What an awesome story. ❤️ 

My first car was 100% totaled, but all three of the cars I've had between then and my current car I gave to friends or neighbors who really needed some wheels. In each case the cars were 12-15 yrs old and needed some work (most of which a handy person could probably do themselves) but they were generally mechanically sound and they were worth far more to someone else than they were worth to me as a trade-in. I currently drive a 14 yr old Odyssey and if I ever replace it, I'll donate that too.

ETA: I grew up dirt poor, and my family always drove super cheap old beater cars, and I know how traumatic it can be when you suddenly have no working vehicle and fear losing a job because of it. I watched my parents go through that. So it makes me very happy to be able to fix that problem for other people.

Edited by Corraleno
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Corraleno said:

What an awesome story. ❤️ 

My first car was 100% totaled, but all three of the cars I've had between then and my current car I gave to friends or neighbors who really needed some wheels. In each case the cars were 12-15 yrs old and needed some work (most of which a handy person could probably do themselves) but they were generally mechanically sound and they were worth far more to someone else than they were worth to me as a trade-in. I currently drive a 14 yr old Odyssey and if I ever replace it, I'll donate that too.

We were blessed to be able to do the same thing last year. We had a friend who really needed a vehicle and so gave her our extra van. It literally wasn’t worth trading in at the dealership but was still quite operational. The friend has since fallen on even harder times and I’m glad we were able to help in this way. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, maize said:

I was going through a fast food drive through one day with my kids and when I pulled up at the window to pay I found out that the person in the car ahead of me had paid my bill. Total random act of kindness that left me smiling and feeling greater faith in humanity.

 

This happened to my dd and I a couple of months ago.  The person who paid for our food cut us off turning into Sonic so I think he did it to make up for that!

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

We were blessed to be able to do the same thing last year. We had a friend who really needed a vehicle and so gave her our extra van. It literally wasn’t worth trading in at the dealership but was still quite operational. The friend has since fallen on even harder times and I’m glad we were able to help in this way. 

We did the same a couple of years ago, our van was twenty years old but still operational and had some recently replaced bits. We knew a family who had the exact same model and year of van, the husband also had pretty good mechanic skills. We gave them our van when we got a newer one figuring that between the two vehicles they could keep one of them running (i.e. one might serve as a parts reservoir for the other).

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...