Saturday, March 22, 2008

Random Act of Kindness

Taking a moment to acknowledge that there are some nice people in the world.

Yesterday in the greater Boston area was like standing on the top of Mt. Everest (I would suppose). The wind was blowing around 20-ish and gusting up to 40-50 miles per hour. It was around 40 degrees but with the wind chill, it felt like it was in the teens.

In the middle of all this, I decide I've got to go to Target and finish a little Easter Bunny shopping. So off I go with RC in tow.

I'm pushing the cart with our bags underneath and RC standing precariously in the basket section. As we're exiting the store, one of those huge gusts of wind blows by and nearly pulls the shopping cart out of my hands. It also takes the bag with the Easter baskets and a couple of candies, spilling the contents into the parking lot. I can't let go of the cart because RC will blow away and I can't grab my stuff. Out of nowhere, a very nice lady yells as she runs by me "you get him, I'll get that!" and proceeds to grab my errant purchases on their way to Starbucks.

It was a relatively little thing but it helped me out quite a bit.

Happy Easter.

10 comments:

jennifer h said...

Oh, god bless that woman. It's always affirming when people are so helpful.

That wind sounds crazy. Hope you all don't blow away hunting Easter eggs tomorrow!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The inverse of "Mean people suck" is "Nice people rock!"

CC said...

that's so nice! That happened to me leaving Target a few weeks ago. Adios popcorn. The entire bag. My 4 year old STILL cries about that one....

JCK said...

Happy Easter, MM! I love hearing random acts of Kindness stories!

Kristen said...

I.....Love.....That!

proud theatre mom said...

Dont you just love nice people?

~ Denise said...

she's the "rock" in rockstar!

JCK said...

Hey nice girlie! I have a short meme for you over at my place.

Cyn said...

Remember "It takes a village to raise a child"? My hubby and I refer to what you describe as The Village. It just seems to me The Village is always there when you need it.

Bertha said...

Keep up the good work.

 

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