Remember when you were having a tough time last week, and a stranger held the door open for you? It was such a small gesture but it made a huge difference to the rest of your day. What happened was that you were on the receiving end of a random act of kindness.
It’s just as the name suggests. A random act of kindness is a nice deed done unexpectedly for a stranger with no expectation of repayment. It could be as simple as paying for the person behind you in line, or as monumental as transforming someone’s life. In a world where our headlines are increasingly dominated by politics or violent crime, these random kind acts remind us that there are still plenty of good people left in the world.
Customer Gives Waiter a Massive Tip and the Amount Leaves Him in Tears
Jonny, a waiter at Don Pablo restaurant in Dallas, Texas, was left in happy tears when a patron he was attending to called him over for a quick chat. Their conversation started off innocently enough, but when the customer handed Jonny his hard earned tip, the amount left Jonny stunned. That’s not the end of it though! When the customer realized just how much the tip meant to Jonny, he decided to keep on giving. The final tip amount left Jonny overcome with gratitude.
Homeless Man Gets the Makeover of a Lifetime, But It Doesn’t Stop There
When a homeless man on the streets of New York agreed to a makeover from Meir Kay, a YouTuber, little did he know just how much it would transform his life. Meir Kay took him to see a dentist as well as to a barber, before taking him shopping for new clothes. When they go get a meal together after the makeover, that’s when the biggest surprise of the day is revealed.
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Drivers Drop Everything to Help Ducks on Busy Highway
Random acts of kindness aren’t limited to just nice deeds done between people as these drivers demonstrate. A brood of tiny ducklings were dangerously attempting to cross a busy highway when passing-by drivers noticed and immediately jumped out of their cars to help. Despite the situation also being dangerous for the drivers themselves, they selflessly did everything they could to help these ducklings safely cross the road.
Even though we might not hear about or see these kind acts every single day, there are still plenty of warm-hearted people out there being selfless and compassionate. These five random acts of kindness are just a small portion of the good deeds that are happening out there in our world. So maybe next time, you can hold open the door for the person behind you and make their day with that one small random act of kindness.