Story archives - tag: "kindness"


After they detained me and took my passport at the airport for being too young, the Arab security guard noticed me sobbing and brought me cookies from his own lunch.

tags: travel kindness [add]

2009-09-10 13:35:35 / Rating: 860 /


I knew you loved me when you came back inside the restaurant laughing after running across the street through traffic in freezing rain, to check on what I thought was a hurt bird, and turned out to be cardboard flapping over a ventilation shaft.

tags: love kindness humor [add]

2009-07-15 11:12:53 / Rating: 900.75 /

locker buddy

When I found out the boy whose small gestures of kindness in high school had given me faith in humanity had hanged himself, I lost that faith in humanity.

tags: suicide kindness high school faith [add]

2008-10-07 16:54:21 / Rating: 1074.25 /

C. Lee

As I sat in the stranger's van, clutching my knee, the only thing I managed to say was, "I am SO sorry for bleeding on you seat, ma'am."

tags: injury kindness strangers humor [add]

2008-06-09 12:14:44 / Rating: 597.5 /

Jeff A.

I held the door for her and smiled, having no idea what she had just whispered to her friends.

tags: love at first sight chivalry kindness [add]

2007-07-11 12:54:45 / Rating: 447 /

Kate O

My day had been terrible, but just as I thought it couldn't have gotten any worse, he, in an act of pure thoughtfulness, brought me a Pepsi to replace the one that had exploded in my backpack.

tags: kindness humor [add]

2006-11-28 10:02:33 / Rating: 494 /