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    Spread a little sunshine into the world, post yours here.

    Stopped into my corner gas station this morning. The sign on the street listed $3.39, the price on the pump read $2.39. Knowing that I would hate myself for doing so, I walked in and told the clerk. He was incredibly grateful for having saved his job. I offered to pay the $3.39, he told me to pump it at the $2.39 while he corrected his error. We both walked away happy from that one.

    Cheers, Perry.
    Last edited by gtwo; 09/05/2005 at 08:49 PM.
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    I am honored to present to gtwo the 2005 "TreoCentral - Sweetest Natured Member Award".
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    Cm'on Bill you can't post without a story. . . .

    (BTW, I am honored by the nomination, especially from the man who spends much of his time time cleaning up after my posts!)

    Cheers, Perry.
    Last edited by gtwo; 09/02/2005 at 08:01 AM.
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    Sometimes its the little things. I hold doors for people all the time, wherever I go. Sometimes people are simpley stunned and thank me as though no one had ever done that for them before.
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    Perry, thanks for sharing your story, I don't have a story today yet (unless you count my throwing my neighbors newspapers up on their driveway on my morning walk) --- but I will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry Holden
    Cm'on Bill you can't post without a story. . . .
    Alright, alright.

    The wife and I were driving back from Savannah a couple of weeks ago with our two westies in the back seat. I neglected to turn off the cruise control, so we were rocketing through Macon on I-75 at about 90 mph and were promptly pulled over by a member of the Bibb County Sheriff's Department. The petite Deputy asked me if I knew why she pulled me over; I said, shame-faced, "Yes, Ma'am and she began writing a ticket. She handed it to me and as I realized that it was just a warning, she said, "You were lucky on two counts: you committed the first violation of my shift and I always let the first one go. But, even if you weren't the first today, I'd still let you go - because those are the cutest dogs I've ever seen."
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    Pretty good, Bill. Now your assignment for the weekend is to come up with one where you were the provider of the benefit . . . . .
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    i hold the doors for people all the time...and elevators

    last week friday...i was driving home...and i came across a person who just got out of his car and was going frantic crazy. I asked him what was the matter...he had said he just left the mcdonalds up the street and noticed his wallet was gone. He needed some dough because he was going to get fuel...and he has nothing now..his cc's aer gone...his interac (bank) card is gone etc...so i mean okay i have got nothing to lose. The smallest bill I had in my wallet was a 20, and thus I gave it to him. I said I would have given him a 5 but i didnt have a five. When i gave it to him he said "this is way too much, how am I going to repay you back" In which i responded to him, "no worries, karma my good man" He was ever so greatful...

    When i got home about 20 seconds later, and told the story to my dad, he said he would have done the same thing...and also assured me "if he scammed you, who cares...you would have this feeling anyways, and you know what whatever happens you did the right thing...its on his concious now"
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    Hofo, next time time em to "Play it Forward!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekyMom
    Hofo, next time time em to "Play it Forward!"
    im sorry but...huh?
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    Oh, my bad. It was a movie about a kid who randomly performed acts of kindness and his only request of the grateful recipients was to "Play it Forward" or do the same thing for someone else like in need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekyMom
    Oh, my bad. It was a movie about a kid who randomly performed acts of kindness and his only request of the grateful recipients was to "Play it Forward" or do the same thing for someone else like in need.
    It was actually a pretty good movie.

    (Cute pup )

    I am always trying to help people find where they are going (it happens at work, at school, even at Disneyland). On another slightly different note, I bumped into this guy in the grocery store who was frantically trying to find out how to make an apple martini...I promptly went onto the web via blazer and googled it.

    (He just stood there in shock. I said "What? You cant surf the web on your phone? )
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    Are ya'll kidding with the name? It was "Pay it Forward"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advance The Man
    Are ya'll kidding with the name? It was "Pay it Forward"
    No joke. Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt was in it.

    http://www.culturevulture.net/Movies2/PayItForward.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by t2gungho
    ..how to make an apple martini...I promptly went onto the web via blazer and googled it.
    )
    Did someone say Apple Martini. Just had one! (Shaken, not stirred)
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    Came home last night, noticed that the new lady down the hall had left her lights on. So knocked on her door to let her know. (Nothing worse then jumping in the to go to work & having a dead battery!) She was so glad I let her know.
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    Not sure this meets the definition of a random act of kindness, but this little boy is definitely demonstrating a kind heart:

    An 8 year old boy in our neighborhood is manning a lemonade stand all weekend long to raise money to help out kids impacted by Hurricane Katrina, offering a cup of lemonade for whatever folks want to donate (btw, two flavors of lemonade: "pink and yellow.") Rather than just wait at the lemonade stand, he meets people at the curb with a cup of cold lemonade and a smile.

    My small act of kindness was to buy a very expensive cup of lemonade.
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    Awesome Karen! That's a great idea to get the kids involved in helping too.
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    Yesterday morning I was out walking Whistler, my cocker spaniel, in the backyard of my apartment complex which has about a dozen 50ft+ pine trees. It was a windy day here in Virginia Beach and as Whistler was about to "get busy" I noticed something wiggling in the grass. On closer look I noticed it was a baby squirrel, its nest was laying about a two feet away so I assume the nest had been blown out of the trees by the stong winds.

    My wife Dianne and I collected the squirrel, layed it in a box with some shredded material and placed the box on a heating pad. Little thing had barely any fur and its eyes were still closed. Dianne got on the computer and within a few minutes found a wild animal rescue organization in our area. She called, got the address and she, Whistler, the squirrel and I were off for a road trip. Well, this animal rescue "organization" is just a retired couple that takes care of hurt and abandoned wild animals in their home and releases the animals on their 6 acre property. In their nursery they had a 5 abandoned baby opossums, several baby squirrels and 2 baby raccoon, one of which was missing an eye. Outside they had several cages of injured wild birds.

    They get food donations from the nearby grocery stores, which helps to feed the 4 legged critters, but was in deparate need of bird seed which they were running low on. Well, wanting to help this nice couple out, Dianne, Whistler and I hit the nearby Home Depot and Walmart and in an hour returned with our car loaded with about 400 lbs of wild bird seed and sunflower seeds.

    It was a nice and rewarding way to spend our labor day holiday. That 400 lbs of seed should last about a month and a half and I am sure Dianne and I will be making monthly stops to drop off more seed.
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    IMO, the kindest acts are the ones you needn't tell anyone about.
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