Last week a photograph was posted to a social media website showing a typed note left anonymously on a truck. The Good Samaritan wrote, “You do not know me but I saw that you needed some tires for your truck and I wanted to do something nice for a stranger because one day a stranger did something nice for me. The receipt is in the envelope and all you have to do is go by Warehouse Tire on 3rd Street and ask for Steven Hodges and they will be put on for free.” The note ended: “All I ask is that one day you do something nice for a complete stranger.”
Some Reddit users did not believe the note to be genuine, so a Huffington Post writer telephoned Warehouse Tire & Battery Sales in Washington, North Carolina. Steven Hodges confirmed the payment for a new set of tires. Acts of kindness happen every day, especially amid natural disasters. But such random acts are special too, and such a delightful surprise. Asking the recipient to choose a stranger and ‘pay it forward’ might lead to more delightful stories.
Do you have any special stories like this? I’d love to hear them!