A Remarkable Act of Kindness
By Betty H
Published on 06/15/2009
This story is so inspiring! It proves the ripple effect. Doing one act of kindness inspires others to repeat it. We can change the world one act of kindness at a time.


I read an article in my local paper a while ago, and it really stuck with me. There was a couple in my neighbourhood whose house had been badly damaged in a hail storm we had earlier in the year. I remember it well and so did my car, hailstones almost the size of baseballs.

Anyway I read this article a few months after the storm that this couple didn't have insurance and they had just bought their first home, they had been saving for five years to get their home. They were a fairly young couple and unfortunately their home was badly damaged in the hail. They had most of their house damaged, not only by the hail but a tree outside their house had fallen and destroyed a a section of the house. They didn't have money to repair because all their money was going into just buying the place, and they couldn't move, as they couldn't afford it.

Then one day just when they were thinking nothing would get better, they came home from work and found an envelope in their mail box. When they opened it they found $100 with a message that said, "I have been driving past your house on my way to work for the last month, you look like you need this more than I do, best of luck.

No name was left, it was simply a random act of kindness.

This had led them to write to the local paper thanking the random stranger. The article later caught the eye of some other companies who vounteered to cover the costs of repairs to the couple's home. The story ended with the couple saying that they are really grateful and try to share the kindness with their neighbors, and try to keep an eye out for their random hero.

I was really inspired by this story and it is the reason It proves the theory that one random act of kindness has the ability to change the world because it inspired others to help. And while it might not be the whole world, it's a start and you never know, someone reading this may be inspired to help someone else out today.