I had just dropped one of my horses off at a yard about 2 hours north of me and was returning home towing an empty horse float. It was dark, after 11pm and whilst I was only about 5 minutes drive from my home, the road was windy and quiet.
Suddenly, I felt a massive ‘pull’ on the car and heard an unholy noise. It appeared the horse float brakes had locked and even if I disengaged the electric plug from the car, the wheels were still locked and wouldn’t turn. I was a member of a breakdown service and was just getting ready to call them because if I left the float there it would’ve been in a very dangerous position on the road, plus there was the chance it could be stolen.
I was just dialing the number when a car stopped and a guy in his 20s got out. He asked me what the problem was and having explained, crawled under the horse float and somehow managed to disengage the locked brakes so I could continue on my way. To say I was grateful was an understatement and having asked his name and where he lived so I could drop off a slab of beer as a thank you present, we both continued on our way.
The next day I drove to his address (with the beer) but the front gate was locked so I left it there. I hope he got the gift because he really did me a MASSIVE favour! Thanks matey, your act of kindness will never be forgotten! – Tracy
About six years ago I was broke, trying to go to work full-time to afford rent, etc. while I was in college. It was close to the holidays and I stopped by GameStop on my way back home from school to cancel my game reserves. When I exited the store, a woman in a van parked outside started calling me over. Even though it was broad daylight I was shy about it and retained some distance when I walked over. She started begging me to go inside and purchase a Kinect for her as her son’s Christmas gift. She explained it was painful for her to walk and that she called ahead but the employee wasn’t willing to meet her at the door, as they were the only one there and couldn’t step foot outside. I wasn’t sure how much they were so she gave me about $100 cash AND her credit card and asked me to use one or the other. read more →
On a home schooling trip with my kids, a young man who was a complete stranger commented on the relationship and interaction between the three of us and ‘what a good job I was doing’. read more →
Mom and I took an elderly lady we work for to a dental appointment. I considered letting mom go solo but changed my mind and I’m extra glad I did. read more →
I was without a car for a couple years. My husband and I are getting older and sickly and I haven’t been able to work so I’d drive his big work van when I needed to go to town. read more →
Recently I went for a walk around my local neighbourhood to enjoy a little fresh air and enjoy a spot of sunshine. During my walk, I came across a gorgeous little bucket filled with lemons hanging from a fence. ‘Help yourself’ was written on the bucket inviting anyone walking by to enjoy. Immediately I thought what a lovely thing to offer and share with the local community. I smiled broadly. read more →
I was at work today and I had the opportunity to help a nice lady and her 20-year-old son find an ethernet cable they needed. read more →
So I’ve had to work through my lunches and stay significantly late after work for 3 days now. I get out of work 45 minutes late tonight and when I arrive at the gate to leave the parking garage, somebody is already waiting there. read more →
When my daughter went right up to a lady she didn’t know and patted her giant teddy bear at The Show last night, I jumped into smile an apology and pull her back. My daughter is on the autism spectrum and struggles to see things from other people’s point of view, so didn’t realise that she was being a bit rude. read more →
There are good people out there. After my 12 hour shift, I was driving home thinking about dinner (forgot my lunch) and I got a flat tire. I pulled off the freeway and had to stop in a turn only lane with my flashers on. I called AAA and they said they’d be 45 minutes! read more →
I want to share something positive that happened today that confirms my belief in humanity due to the unselfish act of a total stranger. There seems to be so much negativity in this world, but there are good people out there and sometimes we are made aware of them when we least expect it.
My family had been planning a yard sale for several weeks. Our five-year-old son Braxton, asked if he could set up a lemonade stand during the yard sale. He wanted to make a little money and start saving up to buy a pre-owned XBOX360 and a Minecraft game. He has been talking about it almost non-stop and couldn’t wait for the day to finally arrive. read more →
Awesome feeling today when I went to Asda (Walmart supermarket) and met a lady in a wheelchair scooter with her son.
I took out half an hour to say hello and listen to their stories of the new baby in the family and how excited they all were to be sharing Christmas together. read more →