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#1 oldedeeres OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2015 - 01:06 PM

I met a friend for supper last night at a local Chinese restaurant. She was talking to an old aunt of hers, 82 yrs. young, who had decided she wasn't going to cook and treated herself to a night out. Since her meal was finished she just chatted with us for a minute and then went to pay her bill. The waitress said her bill had been paid! Turns out that the people in the next booth to her and she had been visiting while they ate, and when they left they paid her bill as well because she had been so friendly to them. They were a husband and wife from the States, up here on a fishing trip, and wanted to pay back the welcome they felt in our little town. What a nice thing to do, and a wonderful thing to keep going on. The next time we go out for supper we plan on returning the favour. And a thank you to whoever it was who was so nice to an old lady out for a supper alone.
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 01:09 PM

That was nice!  And what really spurred me to mow my neighbor's yard yesterday was due to reading one of my friend's facebook post where someone paid his bill at a restaurant when he went to pay.  Reading it caused me to think of doing a good deed, so I did.


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 03:24 PM

It is a really good feeling when someone does something nice for someone else, especially in today's world.  Thanks for sharing the story. :thumbs:


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Renews your faith in the human race. I do not remember if I have told this before.
My granddaughter was maybe 3 or so and was grocery shopping with her mother.
Tiffany loves pork chops, and asked mommy can we get pork chops.
Toni explained she would have to wait to see if she had enough money.
As they were getting ready to go to the checkout, Toni was stopped by an older gentleman.
He said" I overheard your conversation with the baby. I am a pork producer and if that baby wants pork chops, I would appreciate it if you would accept this package on me".
Tiffany is expecting my third great grandchild in about a month and still prefers pork
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 07:17 PM

Between myself and the guy down the street, we keep the old ladies, single mothers and some decent families clear of snow all winter.  We don't ask for anything.  It's just good to do it.  


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for passing along the inspiration.
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I often will pay at the grocery check out (if less than $5.00) if someone in front doesn't have enough and has to run out to their car. Not sure how many return.


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 08:35 PM

When Dad was last in the hospital, I ate breakfast at the cafeteria.  The guy in front of me told the cashier he'd leave his food there while he ran to his car for his wallet.  I paid for his breakfast.  He seemed shocked, but I told him I knew all too well how far away the parking garage was.  He was so appreciative.


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 08:48 PM

Great story, Oldedeeres! That kind of thing renews faith in humanity in such a crazy world. I will try to pay it forward as well.

 

I tipped a guy at a gas station today 2 bucks (all the cash I had at the time) as the card reader at the pump was broke and he went and got an Ipad with a plug in reader on it. BUT he also pumped the gas and cleaned the windows at a self-service pump!

 

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