Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Random act of kindness


I have a slow leak in my tire. It literally takes a month for it to even look like it is going down and I've taken it in twice to be repaired and they can't find out what is wrong with it. I am pretty sure they think it is my head, but I'm telling you, there is very little in my head lately...and certainly not that!

Anyway, I digress...

Tonight, driving home, I decided it was time to check my bad tire. I pulled into a gas station and up to the air dispenser. I got out of the car and into the pouring rain. Mind you it had been windy and cloudy all day and pretty cold too, so the rain really was no surprise. I stood there looking forlorn, wishing I had stopped to buy a tire gauge.

As I was about to add air to the tire, a young man walked out of the station and towards his car. He glanced over at me asked me if everything was OK. I told him about my tire gauge dilema and the story of the mysteriously leaking tire and he reached in his car and pulled out a tire gauge. I smiled and reached for it and he asked if he minded if he did it. Of course I said that I didn't and he not only checked and filled the tire I was concerned about, he checked and added or removed air on the other three as well!

When I asked if I could do anything for him he said no, that he was happy to be of assistance. I told him how wonderful he was and I really meant it.

I drove away crying over his kindness.

18 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I'm always amazed when kindness appears when you really, really need it. It's a gift.
I'm sure you've given such gifts to others before.

{{hugs}}

Dave said...

kindness is always great especially when you receive it from a person you do not know. It only proves that in deed we are all one on this round planet.

ThomasLB said...

A lot of times it's the small gestures that are the most meaningful. It doesn't cost a lot of money to make someone feel good- it just takes a little time. :)

Ur-spo said...

good for him, and you!
I believe very much that good karmic deeds ripple and do more good than meets the eye.

LittlePea said...

That's awesome. I love stories like this that renews my belief in the goodness of people. Something like that happened to my sister and her boyfriend. It was the day after our Grandpa's funeral and they were getting gas so that they could drive the 8 hours home. They were having trouble restarting and someone came over to help. They got to talking and it ended up being one of our long distance cousins!

Ginnie said...

There actually are some very nice people out there...it always takes me by surprise when it happens!
(PS: It was nice to hear from you on my blog...it's been too long!)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is nice to know that chivalry is not dead. Not everything has a price

Q said...

Dear Lauri,
He was a kind man...
you deserve to be treated with kindness.
I agree with Lynne I bet you have given kindness when it mattered the most.
Namaste,
Sherry

Birdie said...

A sweet story. Let it remind us all of the impact of even a small act of kindness.

Kritter Keeper said...

how inspiring! life can be so good at times!

JC said...

A nice young person ... wow !!! I knew there still were some out there.

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Squirl said...

Wow, how wonderful! Sorry it took me so long to get over here and ready that.

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Lemon Stand said...

It is nice to know there are others out there like my husband. (Although I still wouldn't trade him in)

Kristen said...

Love those moments -- what seemed so simple to him truly touched your heart....very cool.

Cathy said...

Oh Laurie!

Honey! Geeze!

I'm just returning to people's blogs today and honestly . . . well-dang it - I see that you've slowed down like I did.

I just assumed everyone was carrying on as always.

How I pray you're ok.

This post was beautiful.

You are, too.

Love,
Cathy