Every once in a while we may be the recipient of a good deed from a stranger. These acts of kindness stay with us and encourage us to ‘pass it on’. This story was told by a Reddit User about a time when she encountered the kindness of a stranger, and never forgot it.
“A few years ago I was working at a pretty miserable place. When I got off work it had begun to rain and I had no umbrella. The crosswalk was red and there wasn’t any shelter from the rain nearby. So I just stood there getting soaked, desperately wishing I could be home.
A couple of drunk middle-aged dudes came up waiting to cross the street. I didn’t look at them in case they got rowdy. But one of the men looked at me and handed me his umbrella. I tried to refuse but he said, “Your head is more precious than mine.”
Then the light turned green and he stumbled along sharing his friend’s umbrella.
It was a simple and incredibly kind gesture that made me feel like I mattered. I still have the umbrella and I’ll never forget the moment a drunk old man cheered me up during a dark time. I also hope he didn’t regret losing the umbrella after he sobered up, it was a really nice one.”