Posts tagged ‘kindness’

March 7, 2019

The Kindness of Strangers

by duncanr

TV and Magazine writer, Nicole Cliffe, asked a question on Twitter . . .


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these are some of the answers to her question . . .

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April 8, 2016

Wet, Wet, Wet

by duncanr

doesn’t take much to be nice to folk

dashcam captures moment driver exits vehicle to give guy controlling traffic an umbrella to shield him from the pouring rain . . .

January 18, 2016

One Good Turn . . .

by duncanr

a helping hand2a woman in Houston opened her house to a homeless man – giving him somewhere to stay

later, he repaid her kindness by pulling her and her two young grand-daughters to safety when an electrical fault set the house on fire while they were asleep – http://tinyurl.com/jkb2ljp

hhmmm, I’d say that makes them just about even ?

January 11, 2016

A Samaritan in New York

by duncanr

it was bloody cold the other day – despite the central heating being on, I still had to don extra clothes in an attempt to keep warm

but I’m one of the lucky ones – some folk don’t have access to a home (never mind one equipped with central heating) or the luxury of extra layers of clothing to combat the cold, but must rely on the kindness of others

fortunately for those in that situation, there are a few good people around . . . like this good samaritan on the New York City subway who gave a shivering, homeless guy the shirt off his back

full story here – http://tinyurl.com/jrsoy4u

September 27, 2015

Sad State of the World

by duncanr

McDonalds-Clonmelno, not that anyone would choose to eat at McDonalds – though that is sad in its own way – but that anyone should think this act of human kindness is, in itself, newsworthy! – http://tinyurl.com/pyy39gz

after all, compassion and a willingness to help where help is needed should be the norm – it’s a sad reflection of how selfish and uncaring we have become that stories where one person helps another is regarded as an ‘amazing act of kindness’

April 21, 2015

Man Surprises Woman on Train

by duncanr

a woman riding the new york subway – selling roses to make a few bucks – is stunned when a man buys her whole stock, then tells her – before exiting the train – he doesn’t want the roses for himself, she is to give them out ‘free’ to anyone who wants one

February 21, 2015

Don’t Judge a Book . . .

by duncanr

too often, we make snap judgements about a person based on their appearance – and that judgement affects how we subsequently interact (or not) with that person

in this vid, 4 homeless men in Los Angeles are given a free haircut – the intent being to show how little separates ‘us’ from ‘them’

[while I agree and applaud the vid makers intent, I rather think there’s a lot more than difference in personal grooming separating the ‘homeless’ from ‘us’ – the poor bastards have no home, no job, and no money]

February 3, 2015

The Impulse to do Good

by duncanr

in a ‘social experiment’ into human behaviour, an actor plays the part of a woman with 4 kids at home who finds at the checkout that she is unable to pay for her groceries

what will the other folk in the store do?

P.S. would be interesting to see whether folk are just as sympathetic and generous if the same ‘experiment’ was carried out at an up-market store where the customers are well-heeled or whether the kindness exhibited by folk in this video was dependent on the ability to empathise with the ‘victim’, i.e., been there, know what it’s like, etc

December 15, 2014

Homeless Good Samaritan

by duncanr

60379.02cd7c11d1465d92c4bdb4cca892120aDominique Harrison-Bentzen, a student at University of Lancaster, lost her bank card in Preston city centre

with no money to get home, a homeless man offered her what little money he had collected so she could get a taxi home

now Dominique wants to repay his kindness

she is planning to . . .

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December 8, 2014

Animal Rescue

by duncanr

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop