Category: Celebrating Acts of Kindness

  • Carrying the load

    A while back, my sister was packing her groceries into her car, when she noticed the people next to her. They had bought a washing machine from a nearby shop, but they couldn’t fit it into their car to take it home.  So my sister offered to take it for them. They drove their car […]

  • Helping to find his way home

    A reader writes: “I was chatting to one of the Mums at school pick up and she was telling me how she was approached in the supermarket car park by an elderly man who was very confused and didn’t know where he was. He had driven in his car quite some distance and got lost. […]

  • Help on the bridge

    A disabled lady in an electric wheelchair got stuck in a rut while crossing a narrow bridge. She could not go forwards or backwards.  A guy in a big car, possibly a Jaguar, stopped his car on the brow of the bridge and got out to help.  The stuck woman said afterwards, “No idea who […]

  • Kindness at the Supermarket

    Recently I did my weekly grocery shop quite late on a Friday night. Many shoppers were going through the self-checkout area with just a few items, but for those of us with full trolleys, there was only one checkout open, and quite a queue. I noticed the woman in front of me was smiling despite […]

  • Support at the Supermarket

    Keisha writes: “I had to run to the supermarket to pick up a few items. I noticed the woman ahead of me paying with her benefits card begin to put almost two bags of items back on the conveyor belt, while the cashier deducted the items from the total. Her back turned to me, as […]

  • Neighbourly acts of kindness

    Steve writes: “Often, little things make an enormous difference – the lady over the road from me will bring a box of oranges, and eggs from her chickens occasionally, and I am so thankful for that.” Knowing that someone cares enough about you to bring you a gift, is valued even more than the material […]

  • Kindness on the Bus

    Taking the bus recently, I’ve noticed a very positive bus culture. Passengers thank the driver as they leave, while drivers greet passengers and wait until they’re seated before starting to move the bus. Recently a young mother got on, with a small baby in a pram. She parked the pram in the wheelchair/pram section of […]

  • Patience at the supermarket

    Ute wrote in about how simple actions make a difference: In the shopping mall today, it was packed with people with gloomy faces pushing trolleys through the narrow aisles and if everybody would have insisted on having the first go nobody would have gone anywhere. So simply giving way and waiting a few seconds produced […]

  • Unexpected gift from a stranger

    This gem came in from Bryonie: I was the recipient of a random act of kindness the other day. My Fitbit strap broke on Friday night and as I need the watch part for work and I like to know my step count each day, I decided I would have to go and buy a […]

  • Gloves returned

    Many thanks to the young woman who ran after me when I accidentally left my favourite gloves on a park bench. They would have been sorely missed. Thank you for taking the trouble to notice and act. May strangers be just as kind to you.