Yes, kindness still exists in the world -- you might have just missed it.
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There are many reasons we withhold our kindness — too busy, running late, “not my business,” etc. But when it comes to being a good person, sometimes the answer is as simple as deciding to say yes the next time someone needs help.
These Twitter users are sharing proof that a little kindness goes a long way.
Please share your stories of the time strangers were good to you. Mine was the cab driver who just calmly handed me an entire box of Kleenex as I wept in the back of a late night cab after saying goodbye to a friend. https://t.co/AF1AiBlLQo— Rachael Berkey (@bookoisseur) October 16, 2018
I was homeless. It was in a suburb of Chicago in the winter, well below freezing. I'd not eaten or really slept in days.— Friendsgiving's #1 Fan (@lynlandon) October 16, 2018
A Pakistani family who owned a Dunkin Donuts invited me in, fed me hot soup and donuts.
They very literally saved my life.
A manicurist pretended to do my nails for 5 mins after I ducked into her store to escape a man who was following me down 6th Ave. As he banged on the window, her coworker called the cops from where he couldn't see.— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) October 16, 2018
After he left, I got a mani pedi and tipped all the cash I had. https://t.co/a8tXLQx23q
My hours were decreased at a former job. Money was incredibly tight. I went to put gas in my car ($11.56) and payed at the register inside. My card got declined and I panicked. A kind lady said “I have kids your age. I know it’s hard.” She paid for me and I cried a lot. https://t.co/5UKnVy7vFH— dako (@tittybops) October 16, 2018
Video: Incredibly Moving Act of Kindness on Subway Takes Flower Vendor by Surprise