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Ah…The Kindness of Strangers! Just Look At What This Patron Did for Deaf Waitress

Keri Carlson
Keri Carlson

*Waitress Kerie Marie Carlson probably thought it was just going to be another day as she led this customer to his table. But she was in for quite a surprise.

As they walked to the table, the man being led realized Carlson was having trouble hearing him. When this was brought to the waitresses attention, she explained that one of her hearing aids was broken.

Sounds like the kind stranger, who wishes to remain anonymous, didn’t skip a beat before demanding that Carlson take the $500 in his hand to get her hearing aide repaired; even though she had attempted to decline.

I’m not even sure if he had sat down yet! 

“I cried for a minute in his arms!” the overwhelmed waitress told ABC News.  Continue reading

Kid in Memphis Gets XBox Stolen, Cops Buy Him a New One

XBox

*Cops always say we (the media) never share their good deed stories. So please allow me to be among the first to change that and hopefully, it will encourage more good deeds by police. So many in fact, that their good deeds will flow abundant and the media can’t help but share them.

I am sure young Tontrevion Campbell won’t mind us sharing the story either. He was at church with his mom when their home was burglarized. Among the possessions stolen was his precious, but old, XBox. When a group of Tennessee police officers heard about the theft, they jumped into action.

“When we asked the child if he’s going to get a new Xbox for Christmas, he said ‘No, my mom doesn’t have that kind of money, and all the money she makes goes to pay the bills,’” officer Jerry Graves told NBC-affiliate WMC.

The boy, who it appears is being raised by a single mom added, that she “works long hours and several jobs.”

I am not gonna even ask,” the boy told the officers, according to a post on the precinct’s Facebook page. Continue reading

With So Much Sadness Going On, This Simple Act of Kindness Will Make You Smile

Tie assist

*Yes, its a simple gesture. But seeing an elderly man helping a young man dressed in business attire tie his tie, while they all wait for the train, is heartwarming. And apparently I’m not the only one to think so; seeing as the image has gone viral.

Apparently, the back-story of this “unusual meeting” happened in an Atlanta subway and was captured by Facebook user Redd Desmond Thomas — who captioned the image: “The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie. The woman in the red coat noticed and asked, ‘Do you know how to tie it properly?’ The young guy said, ‘No ma’am.’ She taps her husband and says, ‘Come to this side … and teach this young man how to tie his tie.” Continue reading

Think 911 Operators Have No Heart, You’re Wrong: Watch This!

A very grateful Clarence Blackmon
Clarence Blackmon called 911 because he was hungry and had no food.

When an elderly man from North Carolina called 911 because he was hungry, had no food, no relatives nearby, and has cancer, his call landed on the ears of an angel.

To many people, 911 operators are perceived as cold and heartless. They just want the facts.

‘Where are you, ma’am.’

‘Sir, can you speak up , I can’t hear you.’

‘Just stay on the line honey, help is on the way. Now what was that address again?’

But on the day 83-year-old Clarence Blackmon called, he got operator Marilyn Hinson, who ended up doing much more than “her job.” Continue reading

‘Paw Print’ Tattoo Starts Conversation That Ends With $1K Tip for Bartender (For Dog’s Surgery!)

Generic photo
Generic photo

*No doubt there is a lot of goodness in the world. Sometimes, we just have to dig for it.

And it can come at the most unexpected times, from the most unexpected situations, like over drinks, chicken wings and good old fashioned conversation.

Just ask Christina Summitt, who was at work tending bar at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey. She sports a tattoo of a paw-print on her wrist, which gets her a lot of attention from animal lovers especially.

Summitt is an animal lover who also volunteers with a pit bull rescue group and spends time finding homes for sheltered animals. So it was no rarity when the couple entered, saw the tattoo, and they began a conversation from there.

But it is what happened as a result of that conversation that made Summitt’s night one she won’t soon forget. Continue reading