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Spare some change?

I was downtown in Nashville the other day around lunch time. I was on Commerce Street, which is a busy one during week days since so many offices are there.

I was running a little late to a meeting, so I was rushing to get there. I found a great spot right on the street at a meter, perfect!

When I reached into my pockets for change, I realized I had none. I decided to risk it and not pay, since I was in such a hurry. As I began to walk away an older woman stopped me and asked if I needed some change for the meter.

I was flabbergasted! The woman was with a younger woman, perhaps she was her mother. She reached into her pocket as she asked me how long I was going to be. I told her 15 minutes and she said she better give me an extra quarter, just in case. Thank you mysterious woman!

Random acts of kindness are amazing. This made my day week!

I’m lucky that I live in the friendliest city in the US, but kindness occurs everywhere. Have you run into any lately?

Photo on Flickr by: Gary Simmons

Dave

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  • Amy B

    several years ago I was in the drive thru at chick-fil-a and there was a woman behind me in line with a minivan full of screaming, fighting hell spawn, errr, I mean kids.

    When I got to the window, I paid for her order too, just because I felt so sorry for her. Never thought about it again until last year I was at a different chick-fil-a drive thru with a girlfriend and when we got to the the window, the man ahead of us had paid for BOTH of our orders. We weren’t even having a bad day. It made my month! Couldn’t believe it, as I learned that acting out of pity (like I did)is great, but acting out of kindness without regard to circumstance (like he did) was an even greater gift. Very thought provoking!

  • Great post, so nice to hear people talking about doing good and helping each other in real doable ways, instead of complaining about other people not doing enough.

    Great to hear positive real stuff. Thanks!

    jesse

    @dmdxd

  • It sucks, I've been there before… But isn't it awesome when something like that happens?! Someone comes out of nowhere to help you? (It happened to me before… I yelled “damn it!” and looked panicked because I couldn't find change. Another gentleman paid for my meter. I left a $5 starbucks card with a “Thank You” note on his windshield).

  • It sucks, I've been there before… But isn't it awesome when something like that happens?! Someone comes out of nowhere to help you? (It happened to me before… I yelled “damn it!” and looked panicked because I couldn't find change. Another gentleman paid for my meter. I left a $5 starbucks card with a “Thank You” note on his windshield).

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