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Kind things strangers have done for you

66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,522 Disability Gamechanger
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What random acts of kindness have you been the recipient of?

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't know if they count as strangers but I've had lots from people I only know online. 

    Was anonymously sent a delivery of goodies when I was struggling mentally.
    Been sent flowers from an online friend when I wasn't around for a while (addressed to my game character because we don't even know each other's real names!).
    A little charity acted on my behalf to sort out my UC claim and went above what they needed to, and then sent me a card with a really really sweet message because of how much I'd struggled. 

    Oh!! Going back to when I was a teenager there were things like strangers paying for the bus when I was short. 

    One that sticks in my mind most was I was about 8 and I wasn't able to go on a school trip because my parents wouldn't pay for it. I'd spoken about it in class and the next day someone put the £6 in an envelope in my book bag!!! I still wasn't able to go on the trip but I still think about how sweet it was <3
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,817 Scope online community team
    Lovely idea @66Mustang!

    It's lovely to hear the gaming community is so great to each other still @Biblioklept and that last story is so sweet, I wish you could've gone though!

    I used to be a keen fishkeeper and started up a marine tank so I could keep corals. A friend I met via Youtube sent me her old LED light fixture (From the USA) as she knew I'd just lost my job. The thing cost £200 and she just sent it to me for free. I was utterly blown away by the generosity. 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,522 Disability Gamechanger
    That's all really sweet @Biblioklept :blush:

    I think when you are the recipient of kindness it makes you feel better above and beyond the material/time value of what the person spent on helping you. Like if someone puts in 15 mins of their time and £5 to buy a gift when you are feeling down, you think about it for years
  • MaxAardvarkWisbey
    MaxAardvarkWisbey Community member Posts: 22 Courageous
    The scenario i'm about to say has happened more than once, but it really means so much every time:

    Families at theme parks helping me through anxiety attacks when my carers can't/aren't with me at that moment.
    Happened twice at thorpe park, once in the mirror maze because of sensory overload and me standing in the wrong place, and once in the que to swarm because there was a ride delay setting off a crazy lady threatening to hurt others in the que.
    Both times (different families) it was a mum with her kids who told the kids to go meet up with their dad, and walked me to the exit, then did breathing exercises with me. They even gave me a hug, which meant a lot and helped me calm down quick <3

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