I’ve been on the receiving end of a random act of kindness before. This evening it happened again.
I had just got done working all afternoon at the Iowa State Fair. I was tired, hot, and thirsty. Rather than pay several dollars for a drink at the fair I decided to wait and grab a cheap (and considerably larger) fountain drink at a gas station on the edge of town.
On my way into the store I stopped to hold the door for a delivery driver with a hand truck full of boxes. He went about his work and I filled up my drink and headed to the check out.
The guy at the counter said, “I’m not going to charge you for that today.” I was caught off guard. “How come?” I asked.
“I saw you hold the door for that guy. That was a nice thing to do and every once in awhile I like to reward someone for being nice,” was his answer.
“Wow. Thank you so much. Have a nice night,” was all I could reply.
I wish I would have caught his name but I was too surprised to look.
What a nice gesture! I’d like to thank that gentleman again. I’d like to thank Kum & Go for hiring employees that would do such a thing.
It’s little stories like this that strengthen my faith in humanity. It’s also reminded me that a little thing can brighten someone’s day.
Got any good “Random Act of Kindness” stories? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear them.