I said I couldn’t as I didn’t have any money, but he said it was OK. I don’t know her name but that woman saved us. They chatted on and off while I enjoyed my steamed crab. On my way home, I cried like a baby from happiness and the unexpected kindness bestowed upon me. She smiled and said, 'Yes it was.' Please help me! He guessed which location to bring it to and they knew it was mine because I had a picture of my son taped inside. Growing up in New Zealand, we don’t get ice and snow so this was the first time I’d ever seen anything like that. She went on to explain that she had metastatic cancer and with the time she had left, she wanted to do as many good deeds as possible. The game was starting in about an hour so everyone was trickling into the stands. I left my server book, with all my cash, at the ice cream shop downtown. One night, as they were leaving he was talking to her about getting pizza, and I jokingly said that I could really go for a pizza too. ―Carolyn Reynolds, Maui, Hawaii, I was the recipient of a kidney from an altruistic donor, an event that significantly changed my life. ... At moral stories, we have a collection of educational, inspirational, motivational stories and fables for everyone of any age. My phone was dead so I couldn’t call anyone. Thank you sir for calming me in my time of need. I felt like a total failure as a mom and I am sure that my face was as red as a tomato. The lady whispered, 'Merry Christmas' to me and I literally cried right there in the store. They asked but I couldn’t make words come out. He suggested we borrow some money from this fund to get us home and pay it back when we could. While changing the tire, he got dirty and his hands were hurt. One of the nurses came up to me in my room and asked me if it was alright if she tried to calm my son down and give me a break. I was mortified. Easily my favorite memory from working there." —calliam, "I used to work the front desk at the YMCA. That night the waitress came home earlier. ", "I'm a burn survivor. This was before Uber and there were no taxis available. ", "I was a single mom, working at a well-known Italian restaurant, pulling doubles whilst putting myself through school. ", "I was grocery shopping when I received a call that my grandpa had died. I will forever remain grateful and humbled by this experience. Then, not too long after, they sent flowers to my house! —i487aca532, "My house had caught on fire from the backyard, resulting in the whole house up in flames. My first Christmas after the divorce was difficult and emotional for both of us. On this page you will find a collection of inspirational stories about helping others. The waitress found four more one hundred bills under the napkin. ", "One time while I was out shopping, my toddler was in the cart having an absolute meltdown over a toy. If you really want to pay me back, do not let this chain of love end with youâ. —frodofreaklotr, "A woman drove me 30 miles to work when my car broke down at the gas station." I felt like I could do nothing but cry more and tell her thank you, while the only thing she told me was, to keep it and help my family. They are the real experts, passionate about ending homelessness. A kind word in the middle of a toddler meltdown: A server who went beyond the call of duty: Some much-needed shelter during a house fire: An impressive display of respect from some young kids: An angel who opened her home to a complete stranger: Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? She said it was just what I needed to be a perfect bride. I'm now dating one of the paramedics who saved my life and took care of my dog. Discover unique things to do, places to eat, and sights to see in the best destinations around the world with Bring Me! Submissions have been edited for length and clarity. The next day she drove me back to my car and I got towed home. Then she kissed him and whispered âNow everything will be all right. He and his family got up and thanked my hubby for his service. He smiled, while he was approaching her, still she was worried, as nobody had stopped for hours. A friendly gent next to us asked my husband if he was in the Marines — he was wearing a T-shirt with USMC — and he said that he was. —lionesserin91, "On my wedding day, my husband and I were taking pictures after our courthouse wedding, and a woman from afar saw us taking pictures by the river walk. I just stood there and went white and numb. About $180 in all. So he stopped his Pontiac near her Mercedes and got out. The lady wondered how someone, who has so little, can be so kind and giving to a stranger. Something for everyone interested in hair, makeup, style, and body positivity. A very nice man was riding his bike and hopped off and said he had a tire repair kit and patched up my tire, inflated it, and even topped up the air in the rest of the tires. Then she saw a waitress, nearly eight months pregnant, wiping her wet hair with a towel. It still makes me tear up. I thought it was amazing. When it was time to pay, they told me the woman seated next to me paid for my entire treatment and tip. And think of meâ. —tracyp10, "I was in grad school and 70 miles from home when my car blew a gasket in a snowstorm. He smiled, while he was approaching her, still she was worried, as nobody had stopped for hours. A week after I spoke to that woman, I received an anonymous check for $200 to help with groceries. We had our plane tickets, ID, and the keys to the car. So maybe everything happens for a reason." ", "When I was working at Hobby Lobby during the Christmas season, I was sick and had almost lost my voice, but kept my attitude very upbeat. No cash, no clothes, no wallets. I didn’t even get her name, but it was so meaningful that she would show enough compassion to help us. All rights reserved. Stories of Homeless People Helping Others. These stories range from simple acts that brightened a person’s day to grand gestures that changed a person’s life. We have paid uniformed military tabs a time or two, paid for the car behind us in toll booths or a fast food joint but have never had it happen to us. People were cold, wet, tired and grumpy. After picking my son up from my dad's house, I took him for an ice cream. A few years ago, I was circling the block to find a parking space so I could get a cup of coffee.