A recent act of kindness I received got me thinking about the last time I did a random act of kindness on someone. It was a couple of weeks before hand whilst at shopping and I was returning my trolley. A lady all flustered walked up, she seemed to be having one of those days so I handed her my pound coin. She may as well have had one, but that simple gesture that she didn’t then need to rummage through her bag made her smile. She thanked me, smiled and looked slightly relieved. I felt like I had helped her, and I made her trip that little bit easier.
The Random act of kindness I received
But it was this act of kindness I received that has sparked me into writing this post. Just before Jack’s birthday I answered an ad on Facebook. The lady was selling a Metal Detector something Jack which he wanted! I explained to the lady that I wanted to buy it as a gift to my son for his birthday she asked for my address and turned up with it in tow. She explained that either her father or grandfather (I can’t quite remember) had bought it for the same reason and she would like us to have it. Out of the blue, just like that she gave us this metal detector and wanted nothing in return. Random Acts of Kindness are just like that. Random.
Have you ever received a Random Act of kindness? Or have you given one? I would love to hear more details