Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The kindness of strangers

This morning my low tire pressure light came on in my car. There is a gas station on my way to work that used to offer free air for your tired, but when I went in this morning they told me it was no longer free. I went searching through my car to find some change and did find a dollar in change; however, it was not all in quarters. Before I could head back inside to exchange my dimes and nickles for quarters, a gentleman who was in his car leaving the parking lot pulled next to me and asked me if I needed some change. I asked him if I could exchange my dimes and nickles for quarters, but he readily handed me quarters and told me to just take them and have a great day. It was a small act of kindness, but it really touched me. Time to pay it forward...

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~Leo F. Buscaglia


  1. Bless that guys heart. And the nerve of those knuckle-Heads...charging for AIR!

  2. I can not believe they charge for air!! That was very nice of the guy, unfortunately that happens way to less. A little while back I started doing those little things to others and it makes me happy - most of the time :) A few days back I told a woman, that her credit card is about to fall out of her purse, she looked confused at me and didn't even say thank you :( Sometimes there are weird people :)

  3. it is the little things in life that restore faith in humanity. Glad you caught that low pressure before it turned into a flat!


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