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    ^ have seen the same thing happen, I guess bus drivers are the same all over

    one that came to mind:

    last winter, on a very cold night an elderly lady was walking slowly in a snow storm picking up bottles and cans. Over here, most bottles are recyclable for a refund so often people who are more or less indigent pick them up to get some money. the lady had a bag half full as she was going by a building. a young woman came out of the building at the same time, and upon seeing the lady, she told her to wait there for a minute. she rushed upstairs back to her apartment, and a couple of minutes later came out handing two full bags of bottles to the lady. She helped her carry them to the store behind the corner where they could be returned, and the lady wouldn't need to look for anymore in the snow storm that night.
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    ^ so true on the bus driver part. over here where i live, bus drivers too are pretty screwed. you do meet a nice one once in a while, but you get 10 bad ones for every nice one you meet.

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    Thanks my friend. I have posted your example of kindness today

    http://alittlekindness.blogspot .com

    Please keep them coming. Its really great and humbling to see the fantastic contribution by my fellow SZ brothers.

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    Default Thanks Mike L

    Hey thanks Mike for another example of kindness. I think that one is one of my favourites and really shows how we as people can show our beautiful side. I've posted it.

    http://alittlekindness.blogspot.com

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    Thanks all. Any more examples of kindness? I have to say I have been a lot more successful on here than on Twitter collecting examples. Speaks well of you all. Thank you.

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    To juxtapose Heirloom's bus driver example, a few weeks ago I took the bus to work and promptly went to eat. About ten minutes into my meal, a coworker called me to tell me something urgent demanded my attention. I figured she was just teasing me for eating while on the job, so I ignored her. Five minutes later she came to me and told me she was serious. So I went downstairs to find the bus driver, who had found my wallet on the back seat of the bus and came to deliver it personally. He ended up being at least 15 minutes late, and probably penalized for it. I was very, very grateful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SombreResplendence View Post
    To juxtapose Heirloom's bus driver example, a few weeks ago I took the bus to work and promptly went to eat. About ten minutes into my meal, a coworker called me to tell me something urgent demanded my attention. I figured she was just teasing me for eating while on the job, so I ignored her. Five minutes later she came to me and told me she was serious. So I went downstairs to find the bus driver, who had found my wallet on the back seat of the bus and came to deliver it personally. He ended up being at least 15 minutes late, and probably penalized for it. I was very, very grateful.
    Thanks for this. Good to have a positive story about a bus driver. Have published your story today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouka View Post
    about 20 years ago, when I was a school kid, I took a overnight train from athens heading for "yugoslavia".
    and happened to share a compartment with a korean guy who seemed to be around thirty.
    in spite of summer, the temperature began to drop rather low. then he proffered his blanket to me.
    although I appreciated his kindness, I felt too bad to make him chilled because of me, and had to decline with thanks. but he told me to use it and pretended to be alright and sleep.
    we didn't seem to have the choice of being wrapped up in the blanket together.
    so with thankfulness I slept in it. woke up around dawn and since I got to sleep enough in warmth, I returned it to him so that he could sleep well at least till thessaloniki where he was supposed to transfer for turkey.
    a summer memory I can tell in public.
    Thought you might like to know that one of the readers of the blog was moved to tears by your post.

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    As a follow up from this thread I started last year I thought I would share this with you all.

    My youngest daughter who is 6 and the most funny, amazing, beautiful little person you could ever wish to meet has been the subject of racist bullying by a girl in her class who she has known since she was 2. Her mother is/was a good friend of my wife and when she tried to speak to her about it, was told that quote...It was better that she gets used to this now as she will be receiving this abuse for the rest of her life..........

    I was and still am speechless.

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    Not an example of kindness. Shit people make shit world. Times like these I'd like to believe that karma is a bitch.
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    Being shit seems to be a new virtue. Otherwise I have no explanation for what I see around me.

    Yan, this leaves me speechless as well. Seems to be a far-fetched justification for something that she knew was wrong, but wasn't able to admit because it could reflect badly on her education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Not an example of kindness. Shit people make shit world. Times like these I'd like to believe that karma is a bitch.
    I know its far from kindness but I didn't want to start a new thread as its not a SZ type subject but I was so shocked I needed to share it with my SZ buddies.

    It breaks my heart that racism and bigotry are still flourishing in this so called rainbow society. In my case I firmly and directly blame the parents.

    At least SZ seems to be free from prejudice apart from in the case of All Saints for which I concur

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    my local organic grocerer is always really nice to me..

    last night after i left the store, i dropped and broke a glass bottle of lemonade and a carton of milk. the owner came out cleaned the sidewalk for me, went inside and gave me another bottle of lemonade, another carton of milk, and sent me off, no charge..

    and every time i'm short a dollar or two, she spots me..

    yeah she just made my xmas list..

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    that's awesome enders

    you will never find that kind of easygoing grocer in Hong Kong. Maybe in a street market stall with whom you're already a long-term name-based customer...
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    usually, i go back the next day to pay her money i was short of and she would threaten to kick me out if i paid..and i would threaten to never come back if she didn't take my money..

    it's very funny..

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    that kind of rapport is redolent of new york at its cinematic best
    www.matthewhk.net

    let me show you a few thangs

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    once I left a planner on the bus and later that night I get a call from the bus driver letting me know he had it--when I got it back everything was intact including the 3 bills I had in the zipper compartment


    a patient used to bring me a sandwich or some sort of food in a container from starbucks every time he visited. I don't know why, he doesn't work there but he also got me mini soda cans..


    I was walking down the street and suddenly I get a tap on my back--apparently I dropped a twenty (was tucked in my back pocket) and he picked it up


    my friend wanted to eat Korean so we went to
    this place that we've been to before, apparently I left my umbrella there the last time but I don't remember leaving it there yet on our way out this lady comes smiling at me and hands me my umbrella (it's one of those you can only get in hong kong kid cute print) and said I left it there a few months prior when I had lunched

    that really blew me away
    you stole my signature :insert mad face:

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    one time i lost my wallet in front of a best buy (electronics store) with close to 1,000 usd inside and all my credit cards and all. a few days later, i get a call from a local library saying that someone found my wallet and called the library to contact me. i ended up driving to a small dingy home to pick up my wallet. the family who found my wallet were so kind and i knew they could have used the money in my wallet too, but instead returned it to me. i ended up taking them out to dinner and had a great conversation with great people too!
    calvinc - "Found this place and omg the people here are so cool and they dress super ultra mega well!"

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    I wonder if anyone has any recent stories from these trying times we have been having in our world recently?

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