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Janet – Great service in CT

It was a Saturday afternoon. When I went to my car to go to the grocery store, I noticed that one of my tires was flat.
Of course, immediately, I started calculating and realized that if I got the tire fixed, then there would be no money for groceries, but I needed my car!
So with the spare on – one of those little “donuts” – I slowly made my way to the Citgo service station in Tolland as the station nearest me is closed on Saturday. A young man, Mike, who I found out is a former Marine, cheerfully fixed my flat tire, put it back on and put air in all the other tires. This was at 3:30 PM. Only then did I learn from the fellow at the front desk that the service part of the station closes at 1:00 PM. Mike had been helping people out overtime all afternoon. When I asked how much the service was, he told me it’s all set – no charge!
He didn’t know that now I could shop for groceries. I bought some ingredients for cookies and I intend to make him a batch!

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Starbucks Barista

I work at Starbucks and multiple times I’ve had people ask to pay for the person or two behind them. I didn’t realize people actually did that! It uplifts my day every time I see that kind of kindness.

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See You At The Pole – Ivey, Arizona

Today was something called “See you at the pole” where kids at middle and high schools got together around the flag pole in the morning to pray. I do it every year, and this year was the best by far. So many students walked up to us, not knowing what exactly we were doing but just joined in. I could really sense the happiness the Lord was feeling with all us kids standing up for what we believe. I was so on fire for the Lord, I couldn’t stop! I invited one of my friends (who clearly needs Christ in his life from his conduct everyday) to the school Bible study today at lunch, and I would say it was one of those “God moments” because the teacher taught the exact right lesson that I thought my friend needed to hear. It was about how we all have missing puzzle pieces in our lives, and the Lord is the only one that can complete us and make us truly happy. I am so thankful to God for giving me that oportunity to invtite my friend, and I hope he will continue to explore Christianity! It won’t be regretted :)

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Sarah Wilson, Australia

I thought you might be interested in my post on RAOK…I’m an Australian journalist who writes a column on how to make life better….http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2010/09/sunday-life-in-which-i-commit-random-acts-of-kindness/

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Helen Seattle, WA

Just a random outing to the coffee shop and low and behold I come to find out it was paid for! It made my day, and I intend to pass it on!

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Andy (Ohio) Golfing

I went golfing in a different city this past weekend and realized towards the end of the round that I’d dropped the cover for my putter somewhere during my round. I knew I wouldn’t be back to this course again. On the final hole, I found a wedge left near the green so I picked it up and returned it to the club house thinking that maybe Karma would help me out (give a penny, take a penny – only with golf equipment?). Anyway, I held the door to the club house open for another golfer and we kind of looked up & noticed he had my putter cover and I had his wedge… we traded and bumped fists and that was that.

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Roman (Tacoma)

Well, my story is super amazing I guess. My friend just handed me a “in line behind me” card as we were taking a walk at a park. So i came on here to check it out. Fun :-)

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Give Out Not Up – AZC Seattle

I had been a long day, the holidays had taken it’s toll on me, the cashier, the bagger, and the lady behind me was shuffling with her items as she coughed and sneazed…so to pick myself up, I asked the checker to pay for the soda that the lady had put on the counter. When we got outside, she asked me why did I do such a thing, and I told her that my day was crappy and I wanted to give out not up. She said that it was the nicest thing any stranger had ever done for her. I told her about this site, and I hope she finds it, and is inspired to do the same for someone else.

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Missing wallet – Anaconda, MT

A few years back a friend of mine stopped on the edge of a mountain road in Montana to releive himself. When he looked down he saw a wallet and took it home with him. I was home from college during winter break and stopped by to visit my friend and saw the wallet in his trash. I ask him why he didn’t try to find the owner since it had a couple credit cards and an ID for someone in California. He said he did not want to be tempted by the credit cards so he cut them in half and threw them away. I then took the ID and called 411. I got a number, called it and left a message. A couple hours later when I got home the older gentleman called me back. He did not care about anything except a prescription card he had in there. He told me that he was on his way to Canada with his wife on vacation. When he got to the border he was turned around because he had no ID. That is when he realized it was missing. He drove back to CA because he had planned on getting his heart medication in Canada while he was there and was completely out. When he returned home he found out his Dr. was out of the state and it would be another couple weeks before he could get the refill. He didn’t know what to do until he heard my message because of the holidays. We talked for awhile about school and he told me to use the cash to send it back to him. I told him there was no cash in it. He was not surprised and I overnighted it to him anyway. A couple weeks later I received a card in the mail with a check for 500. I went back to my friend and told him about it so we could split the money and he told me that there was cash in the wallet and he took it because he was broke at the time and could not take any more from him. I then called the older gentleman back and explained what really happened and told him thanks but I was not going to take his money. He said thank you and that was it. In January I returned to college. When I went to pay my tuition it was already paid. The lady there could not give me any info except there was a credit on my account for more then just one semester. I called the man in california and ask him about it and he got a real kick out of it and said sorry, he was not going to let me pay him back!

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Linda – lost & found money in Gastonia, NC

God is good. Believe it. I lost some money a couple days ago and being out of work, I was pretty down. But today, someone turned my money in . I’m sorry I didn’t have faith that there are good and honest people in the world…I have proof that one of them is in Gastonia. Thank you, Lord.
Also, I lost my job when my plant closed and job searches have not panned out. Today, I went to the Honey Baked Ham store and a lady was “new at the register”. I told her that was just fine, take her time. I told her to change my order because I wanted something cheaper as I had lost my job, times were hard but to not worry about being fast at it and if she didn’t want to change it, that would be alright too. She said her sister had lost her job as well, and even the lady at the register had been “cut back” on hours at her job…Ask if they were hiring, she said no….So, I wished her well and as I started out the door, she called me back , wrote on a piece of paper,
angelfood.com
She said if you need food or help with groceries try here. I teared up and I wanted to hug her. She looked just like an angel. I felt Gods presence all around me at that moment and as I walked to my car I ask God again to forgive for not keeping faith.
Yesterday a lady at the Food Lion grocery store in Gastonia also lost money. 700 dollars in a bank envelope..from the check out to her car, it went missing…I pray to God someone turns her money in.
Keep the faith lady.

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