This actually happened to me at the beginning of November, but I wanted to share it all with you, hoping to spread the idea of doing random acts of kindness for others. ‘Tis the season after all 🙂
From my Nov. 2 Facebook post:
I just had my faith in humanity restored. It wasn’t my finest moment, but I am going to share it with you all anyway because it proves there are still good people in the world.
On one of my breaks from work today I left to get gas so I didn’t have to get it on the way home.
Earlier in the day I discovered that — due to a series of mathematical errors on my part — my checking account was overdrawn. When I pulled into the gas station intending to fill up using my credit card, I realized I left it at home. My car was running on fumes and there was no way I had enough gas to get home.
I had a bad, stressful day overall, and there I was counting my change on the hood of my car praying I had enough for the roughly two gallons of gas it would take to get me home, tears streaming down my face.
There was a man in front of me pumping his own gas, when he was done he came over to me and asked me where I was trying to get to, I told him home to Sturbridge. He reached into his wallet and handed me a $20 bill, said he hopes my day gets better and to do a stranger a favor when I could, got back in his car and drove off.
Judging by the car he was driving, the $20 probably wasn’t much to him, but it made a world of difference in my day. I’ll definitely be paying it forward.