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heart warming act I saw this morning...

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Marlene, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    Jun 8, 2004
    I was in line at McDonald's this morning. in front of me were two Vt National Guardsmen talking about their up coming deployment to Afghanistan. the man in front of them who had all ready paid for his stuff pulled out his credit card and told the counter person that he was paying for the two soldiers' orders. when they thanked him, he just said, "no, thank you". it was one of those moments that just warms your heart and leaves you feeling good all day. I wanted to share this with all of you and hope that it does the same for you.
  2. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Reno, TX
    I was in a Mexican restaurant here recently and saw a soldier eating his meal. I went up to the counter and said I'd like to pay his ticket. The manager asked if he could inform the soldier I was the one who paid it. I said no. When he got up and went to the counter I heard him ask who paid for him. The manager said they wanted to remain anonymous. The guy stopped at the door and looked around at everyone in the restaurant before leaving. I felt good knowing he thought it could have been anyone in there who paid for his meal. I'm always on the lookout for another chance to do the same again.
  3. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    Jun 8, 2004
    nice of you Arlo! I know that I am going to look for chances like I saw this morning.
  4. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

    Dec 5, 2003

    I'd go that route myself......:cool1:
  5. Chad.

    Chad. Active Member

    Feb 24, 2006
    3 days ago, my wife and i were in target ...

    In front of us in the checkout line, was a mother with her daughter (4 years old maybe) sitting in the shopping cart. She was by far the best mannered little girl store wide. She was latching on to a Dora the explorer book bag and was so excited to be getting it. As we were standing behind them, i took casual notice that the cart had mainly essentials ... (food, TP, etc ...)

    Well they get up to the cashier, and their goods are totaled, including the book bag, and the mother comes to discover that she doesn't have enough money to pay for everything, and tells the little girl that she has to leave the book bag here, and they would come back and get it later ... this poor little girl, who has just been phenomenal, occupying herself, playing with this bag, is CRUSHED ... her poor face dropped, and her eyes glassed over, and one tear fell from her eye, but not once did she throw a tantrum, scream, or "cry" like most kids would do ...

    So as my wife and i witness this, we are just smitten by this little girl and the way she handled the situation, as soon as we get to the cashier, i immediate tell her to ring the back pack up, and of course she is like "what ? are you sure ? ... that's so amazing" ... i hand it to my wife, and she walks up to the little girl and the mom, hands the back pack to the little girl, and wishes them a merry christmas ... The smile on that little girls face will truly shine brighter in my mind this year than any christmas lights ... that is for sure.
  6. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Fantastic! Thats amazing.
  7. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    swansea Ma 02777
    Thanks Marlene, you really made my morning.
    And thanks everyone else for the stories.

  8. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I love to witness random acts of kindness, even better when they are secret little ones.
    Thanks for the nice stories!
  9. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

    Sep 23, 2007
    I was dropping my kids off at school one morning and I noticed a Dad and his son were not in the car line but were walking up to the school door. I stuck around a bit and watched the man walk quite a ways to a car that had been obviously broken down or out of gas, not sure which. It broke my heart for some reason. The car was old and the boy and the Dad both seemed quite happy under the circumstances.

    I asked the man if he needed to use my phone and he just said no thank you my wife is coming to get me. I handed him $40. He asked if he could have my name and he would pay me back when he got his job back. I of course said no, just maybe you could help someone else then.

    It really made me feel good inside doing that, but what really tore me up was when I looked in the back seat and my daughter was tearing up and said "Mom that was so nice."

    Anyway, Don't forget the Angel Trees this year, more than ever they will need it.
  10. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    Jun 8, 2004
    it is so nice to read these stories. the news has been full of horrid things that break your heart like the recent senseless killings of the four officers in Washington and it is good to renew ourselves from time to time with the fact that people really are good at heart. the little girl and the backpack story as well as the other stories has also made me feel so happy. the thing that I love the most about being human is the way we can get such joy from seeing or hearing about the nice things done for others.
  11. Deaton Design

    Deaton Design Very Active Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    What big hearts you guys have. Im proud to know you. Sometimes we lose sight of the good things that happen every day around us. You guys just reminded us. Thanks...
  12. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    I don't know why, but I just teared up reading that.:U Rock:
  13. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Does it count if I buy the bar a drink ??

    How 'bout if I remained anonymous ?? It could happen....... :tongue:
  14. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Reno, TX
    Reminds me of once when I was young and went into a bar after just cashing my paycheck. I drank a few beers on an empty stomach and then ordered a round for the house. Cost me all but about five bucks of what I had in my pocket. Never have done that again... but the buzz and all the new found friends was somehow worth it.
  15. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Good thread.
  16. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Gino....GO to your room!
  17. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    This Thread ROCKS!!!, Thanks for all the stories...
  18. signage

    signage Major Contributor

    Oct 5, 2005
    Gino it only counts if it the officers club!
  19. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

    Jun 8, 2005
    Sunny Florida
    You guys are fantastic...
  20. DOGraphics

    DOGraphics Very Active Member

    Aug 9, 2007
    Well done, Good people
  21. This Forum Rocks

    First it was someone that needed help for the poor baby in Fl...I joined the amber alert system cause of that. Then it was the guy who posted about he can't stop crying..referencing our soldiers sneaking back to their families & now this

    Glad to be a part of this forum!!!!! :thankyou: