A Young Man’s Act of Kindness

| 14 November 2007 | 8 Comments

Yesterday, I got a call from an unknown student who studies at a school where I am teaching.   He asked me If I know a student named Shaira.  I said, yes and that she goes to my filipino class.  Then he said that he has found Shaira’s wallet and asked me to tell her not to worry for she would get her wallet the next day.  He said that my name and telephone number was in a piece of paper in the wallet.  I could not say something for a while, like I was a mute.  Then the only words that came out from my mouth were thank you, so kind of you.

My heart leaped with the young man’s act of kindness.  Such deed is worth more than the words, thank you, in return.    When I met Shaira today, she said she got her wallet back.  The boy, upon seeing me talking with Shaira, came to me and said he was the one who called me.  Again, the only words I uttered were, thank you, so kind of you.  Deep inside, I wanted to say more, do something, but I just couldn’t think of anything.  It wasn’t my wallet that was lost, but I felt like I owe something with this boy.  From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate his kindness.

The world might be full of wicked individuals with evil intentions.  But at least in our own little community, there still exist such people with good deeds, kindness and compassion.  And it is enough to make a difference in the world.

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  1. Not only was his an act of kindness but yours was, as well, for sharing with us. It is the ripple effect. Kindness and goodness keep spreading outward. So thank you. Indeed, “it is enough to make a difference in the world”.

  2. He must be my brother, our habitat is in scarcity and very rare now. nice ramble marlene.

  3. Marlene says:

    Thank you very much, Robin. I just couldn’t think of ways to express my deep appreciation for the kid’s act but to share it here and it made me feel great, really.

  4. Marlene says:

    Thanks, Shanker. Sure, he must be. Kindness among kins spreads around the world. I wish he was my brother, too.

  5. surjit says:

    Yes. you are right Marlene:
    …’The world might be full of wicked individuals with evil intentions. but people exist with good deeds, kindness and compassion….’
    Thanks for sharing such a nice post.
    God bless.

  6. Ivy says:

    random acts of kindness never cease to amaze me 🙂

    thanks for sharing.

  7. eam says:

    wow, that was a great story to share! reading something positive touches one’s heart and that positive vibe goes on to the next person. “pay it forward” as author Catherine Ryan Hyde popularized. after reading this, i feel suddenly nicer! hehe. I’ll have a good night’s sleep now and i will make sure to do something nice tomorrow for somebody! and hopefully that somebody will do something nice to the next person… and on and on… 🙂

  8. Marlene says:

    That movie always make me cry, no matter how many times I watch it. Thanks for dropping by, eam.

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