Hit with a random act of kindness, caught completely by surprise!

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    This afternoon, my wife says we gotta go to the store and pick up a few things. I innocently asked didn't we just go to the store? She says, (in a nice tone of voice but with great authority) if you know what's good for you, you'll just get on out there in the car, and lets get going.

    Thankfully, this one time, we really only did need to pick up a FEW things (though I don't know how we could possibly actually NEED anything). She had a prescription to pick up, and to my surprise I had one there to pick up too. She grabbed a roast, and some packaged pulled pork, some eggs, some potatoes and I don't know, a few more items.

    When we hit the check out line, I was talking to the lady and her husband that were in the line in front of us. She was a dog lady, I could tell right off, and we were bragging about our dogs, and such, and her and her husband just kept standing there when we were putting our stuff on the rolling counter thingy. My wife asked are you ready for me to put the card in, the cashier lady says these people just bought your groceries! Whuuuuut?

    The lady is stuffing her card back in her purse, the check out lady says it's a done deal! The people behind us are getting a kick out of us, since apparently everyone but us knows what's going on. The lady who payed for our stuff said, it's my birthday, and this his how I want to celebrate it! My quick thinking wife, immediately broke into the happy birthday song, and everyone including the cashier joined in! Birthday lady got all flustered, and red faced we thanked her, and the people in line applauded her. My flabber once again was completely gasted! My wife and I talked about our good fortune all the way home. I reckon now, we will have to do the same thing for someone.
     
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    What a nice story to end the day on...Thank You for sharing.
     
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    It happened to us at a Korean restaurant, from a couple of other patrons in an otherwise empty place at this time. They seemed to be friends of the owner. Naturally, we left a tip in the same amount.
     
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    Nice. Good attracts good. I bet you deserved it.
     
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    Kind of you to say. For one time I didn't put a lot of thought into it, and just kind of enjoyed what was happening. I thought it was cool beyond belief to have a total stranger do something like that for you!
     
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    It is so easy to be kind, and yet, we so seldom take advantage of the opportunities we get every day to perform kind acts.

    it’s nice to hear about them when they happen.
     
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    Great story TD! Nice to hear something uplifting in this troubled world:)
    And to think if not for the wife you would have missed it~
     
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    Cool story might even catch on. More random acts of kindness. The world would be a better place.
     
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    Great story! I often feel that there needs to be some alternative news media that focuses on the good things that people do. In the last couple of years I’ve had some tough times and if it wasn’t for the kindness I received I wouldn’t have made it. There are great people out there. I’m glad you ran into one of them!
     
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    “Free” is never FREE TD, they’ve probably got you marked!

    possibly those terrier bandits trying to bide their time!?

    Or.... they are trying to hook you into their new age hippie cult!

    P.s I’ll be going to the grocery store this weekend;)
     
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    Paying it forward. Such a lovely concept. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

    As far as birthdays go: I used put my arm around my mother’s shoulders give her a little hug and say to her, “Happy Birthday, Mom!” She would get the sweetest smile on her face. She’s been gone since ‘88 and I can still see that smile all these years later.
     
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    Wonderful, makes me not want to give up on humanity,,,, peace RM
     
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    Nice story!
     
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    ALWAYS pay it forward! Nice to hear nice things still happen
     
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    Thanks for the story TD. Nice way to start the day.:)
     
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    Your flabber was gasted! I love it!
    I had an experience of double-paying it forward once. Going to work a charity one morning, I saw 2 hired guards watching the site. I decided to get breakfast for them. At the McDonalds drive-through, I was told that the car ahead of me paid for my order. Double-Pay it Forward!
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Next year same time same place .
     
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    Take a peek at their cart before trying to reproduce the trick.

    Just sayin' :twisted:
     
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    Lovely story, just shows that for whatever the MSM may say, good people still flourish
     
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