Thursday, January 24, 2013

Random Acts Of Kindness

I was avoiding sleep and trawling my favourite news site I stumbled across this little piece:

A MAN who apparently summoned the courage to rob a Montana pizza restaurant changed his mind as the clerk started to hand him money, broke down crying and ended up leaving with a pizza to feed his hungry family.Helena Police Chief Troy McGee says just after midnight Monday, a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna on his face entered a Papa John's restaurant and handed the clerk a note demanding money.
The cashier started to comply, but then the man started crying and said he was just trying to provide for his family.
The clerk offered to make a pizza and some chicken wings. The man waited while the food was cooked, then left on foot.
A Papa John's manager declined to comment

In a world where we are known to text message people who are in the same room as us, this little slice of human compassion and connection really brightened my night.

On that note I challenge everybody to tell me a time they have participated in a random act of kindness.


  1. Whenever the weather is extremely hot or cold, and I pass an officer directing traffic for road work or utility work, etc, I bring them ice water or hot coffee, respectively.

    I also pay for the coffee at Starbucks if there is a service person in uniform directly in front of or behind me.

    I was inspired to do this by The Birthday Project.

    (would it be rude of me to ask you to turn off Captcha? I love this post and I'm going to "deal with it" to comment, but usually I just close out of blogs with captcha turned on - it's a pain, my eyes just don't like those fuzzy, curvy words)

    1. Well I certainly don't see why not. I didn't even realise it was turned on to be honest.
      I might turn it back on if I start getting any spam but until then, consider it gone!

      That is an extremely lovely random act of kindness. I was once abused by a police officer directing traffic on a really hot day through my open window. To this day I still don't know the reason why. I can only assume he was very hot and bothered. Maybe I should have come back with a cold drink for him.

    2. I should clarify this by adding VERBALLY abused.