When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous or selfless for you? Tell us what happened.
One event springs immediately to mind: I was at art school in my youth. To travel home on the bus or train was a full days journey. By car at that time it took five hours.
I don’t even remember who offered me the lift back to my home- town, but I gladly took it. On the journey, it was at night, we stopped in the forest and I was asked to get out. The baby needed changing. This done, I climbed back into the car, not noticing that I’d dropped my purse onto the road.
Some time later, a letter arrived at my boy friend’s house, addressed to me as Mrs. (boyfriend’s surname). Luckily I had stuffed a bill into my purse to keep for my boyfriend, which had an address on it. They included their telephone number.
The outcome was that we drove over to this kind person’s house, next to the jail. I became all over come and unnecessary, and didn’t give them the $20 that was in the purse, nor the chocolate frog that was also nestling there. I was very grateful to get the purse back but didn’t show my gratitude. Something I will never be able to rectify as I’ve forgotten the name and address. If it was you, please accept my deepest thanks! I am so sorry I didn’t show my appreciation at the time.
Their act was thoughtful, very kind and deserved better!