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23 Feel-Good Stories About Paying It Forward: Karma Can Be Good!

| Right | July 27, 2020

Dear readers,

We post a lot of stories on Not Always Right tagged “Instant Karma”, usually about some satisfying payback or the bad guy getting some sweet comeuppance. But it can also be a positive force, and we wanted to make sure we gave some attention to some GOOD karma today!

We’ve rounded up 23 heartwarming stories about people who decided to “pay-it-forward”, that beautiful selfless act in which someone throws a positive action into the ether in the hope to make the world just that little bit nicer, without expectation of a reward – a true good karmic act should be selfless!

We hope it’s the little burst of positivity you needed today!


Seize The (Mother’s) Day – Doing something nice for someone else can make your own day.

Pay It Forward Is Ballooning – Sometimes you just have the urge to be nice, twenty-five times over!

Any Given Sundae – The kid may not remember this birthday, but his parents sure will!

Treating You Fare-ly – This kind stranger is keeping friendships alive.

A Hot Slice Of Pay It Forward – Here’s a tip: kindness pays!

Bump It Forward – Sometimes karma takes a rather strange path.

Food For Thoughtfulness – This story features enough good karma to fill a whole minivan!

Boba It Forward – Take a moment to help another, and there might be a free drink in it for you!

Hold A Door Open, And Another One Opens – This customer opened the door to a week’s worth of pizza.

Don’t Mess With The Mousse – The only thing that tastes better than chocolate mousse is good karma.

Paying It Forward One Sip At A Time – Sometimes a meal with a lesson isn’t so bad.

Founded On Good Deeds – Bet you dollars to doughnuts that he finds what he’s looking for.

Making You Feel Like A VIP – This editor hates sports, but this story makes me want to see a game!

Paying It Forward Is Never Declined – He reads the situation better than the machine read her card.

Drive-Thru Apologies – A free meal turneth away wrath!

Homeless Is Where The Heart Is, Part 2 – This kid will give you faith in the future of humanity.

Angels In America – Hold on a minute. It’s hard to write captions with tears in your eyes.

Drive It Forward, Part 2 – Lousy weather won’t dampen this lady’s kindness.

Feed It Forward – Another stranger with a heart makes sure a stranger eats!

Trained To Pay It Forward – The kindness train keeps on rolling!

Pay It Forward Is Coming – This lady warms hearts and houses all at once.

Homeless Is Where The Heart Is, Part 7 – Sometimes rough times make you a better person.

Drive It Forward, Part 3 – Paying it forward keeps the holiday spirit going all year round.


We hope you enjoyed this collection of positive karma stories, and that you remember it when a bad karma story gets you down. Know any stories we missed? Let us know in the comments! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Check out more roundups here to see if you’ve missed any!