This Day Went From Zero To One Hundred Just Like That

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I work at a hardware store during the current health crisis. I’m ringing up an older gentleman one morning. At the end of his transaction, he tosses a bill on the counter and starts to walk away.

Me: “Um, sir, you dropped something.”

Customer: “It’s a tip!”

He gave me $100.00! Thank you!


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Kind Strangers Pull More Than Their Own Weight

, , , , , | Friendly | June 5, 2020

I am changing trains at a country station. As I am traveling away for work for three months, I have two big suitcases and an overnight bag. I am struggling when I realise that, because the train I had just gotten off was running late, the train I need to transfer to is about to leave on the other side of the station. The station only has a foot bridge with stairs and no lift.

Me: “S***.”

Random Guy: “You okay?”

I point to the train I need.

Me: “I need to get on that but it’s leaving really soon and there’s no lift.”

Random Guy: “Come on; I’ll help you.”

He grabs both my suitcases.

Random Guy: “Let’s go.”

We run over the bridge and onto the train with just enough time for him to put my suitcases on for me before the whistle sounds. I manage to say thank-you before he gets off.

To the random guy that took the time to help a stranger out, thank you. You saved me an eight-hour wait for the next train.


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Some Inspirational Stories From May

, | Right | June 4, 2020

Dear readers,

Last month you told us a monthly roundup of Inspirational stories was very welcome, so here it is again!

Rounded up below are twenty-four inspirational stories from the month of May.

 

Short-Term Sweetness Can Cause Long-Term Happiness – Well fudge, that’s awesome!

This Story Tips Both Good And Bad – Demon kids versus wait-staff!

There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch – There is such a thing as a good American tourist!

We’re Not Kitten; This Lady Is Great – This story has kittens. Just click the link already.

A Sprinkle Of The Lord – Don’t judge a sparkly book by its cover.

A Panic (Buying) Attack – When people are at their worst, others are at their best.

Yes. Yes, You Can. – Come and have this dance.

Keep The Change, Keep The Happy – This customer gave change, and WAS the change.

This Should Have You In Stitches – They have several points to make.

You Can’t Put A Limit On Some People’s Kindness – Some people don’t need a raisin or a reason.

The Right Dentist Can Make You Smile In So Many Ways – 😁😁😁

Slippers, Sneakers, And Tighty-Whities Are Next – This story is complete pants.

Puppy Love In The Time Of Corona – A rare case of a mother who DOESN’T think her child is entitled to pet other people’s dogs.

A Little Flu Jab Of Kindness – The price drops but the kindness increases.

I’m Still Jenny From The Checkout – Just go with the J-Lo flow…

Blew In Some Love From The Windy City – Don’t let one bad thing ruin a beautiful trip.

Humanity Hasn’t Completely Checked Out – Even better than cashback!

Patient Patients Make The World (And Not Illnesses) Go Around – It’s a tough situation, but they handled it wonderfully.

A Sweet Act During A Bitter Time – Memories to treasure!

Definitely A Glass-Half-Full Kind Of Customer – Fix what you broke – words for everyone to live by.

I Don’t Work Here, Works Lovely Here – A pleasant spin on an old classic!

Watch Your Mouth, Or I’ll Call Your Father! – Read until the last line…

Making Contact With The Right Employee Can Be Eye-Opening! – Putting the customer first is great when they deserve it.

Just Roll With It – A rolling attack!

 

We hope you liked our roundup today! Got your own inspirational story to share? Let us know!

Stay safe, everyone!

Some Days, Snacks Are Everything

, , , , , | Right | June 4, 2020

My husband and I are at a dollar store to get milk and a few snacks to last us the rest of the month. As we get in line, we count up the items we have, which is one more than we budgeted for, and are discussing how to pay for them.

There is a woman ahead of us just paying as we finish up.

Woman: “I want to pay for theirs.”

Husband: “What? Really?”

Me: “It’s just snacks; you don’t have to.”

Woman: “No, I want to pay for yours. Ring them up.”

The cashier rings up our items and the woman pays for them while we say thank you. Then, the woman leaves. The cashier starts bagging up our items.

Cashier: “That was unexpected; I thought you knew her.”

Husband: “No, we’ve never met her before in our lives.”

Cashier: “Wow!”

Me: “And these aren’t even essentials or anything!”

Whoever you are, thank you!


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There Is A Pot Of Feel-Good Gold At The End Of This Rainbow

, , , , , , | Right | June 2, 2020

I pick up the phone one night and answer with our usual spiel. The woman on the phone orders a pizza and a couple of containers of pasta and a garlic bread for delivery.

After ordering her normal food, she pauses and says this:

Woman: “This is going to sound nuts, but do you think there is any way you guys could make a rainbow pizza?”

Me: “Uh… so, a pizza shaped like a rainbow? Or with all the toppings mixed on top?”

Woman: “Honestly, I don’t mind. It doesn’t even have to taste nice. My five-year-old daughter is very sick and in hospital, and tonight is her birthday. She asked earlier for a rainbow pizza, and I didn’t think it was possible, but I figured it never hurt to ask. I don’t think she’d even be well enough to eat any of it, but seeing one would make her happy…”

The woman’s voice cracks as she’s talking. One of the pizza cooks has wandered over to get a drink and has heard my half of the conversation. I put the woman on hold and ask the pizza cook directly. When he hears it’s for a sick kid, he picks up the phone himself.

Pizza Cook: “Hi! Any allergies?”

Woman: “Nope. Can you really do it?”

Pizza Cook: “I’m gonna try my hardest!”

I take her address for delivery it’s going to the hospital and let her know it’ll be there as soon as possible. By now, the pizza cook has grabbed the other cook and they are excitedly talking between themselves. One of them ducks to the supermarket while the other one carefully stretches a pizza base into a rough rainbow shape.

When he comes back, they set to work on making the rainbow pizza. They use capsicums for the orange and green, cheese for the yellow, and tomatoes on the red arch, and I laugh when I realise the supermarket trip was for purple cauliflower that they’ve quickly blanched. I wonder what on earth they are going to use for the blue strip, and they produce a bottle of blue food dye and start tinting some of our bechamel sauce!

After it runs through the oven, it looks incredible. They carefully arrange some of our garlic poppers at the base of the rainbow-like clouds and pack it neatly into an oversized calzone box. The delivery driver has gotten involved and is doodling balloons on the outside of the boxes.

The girlfriend of the pizza cook is our dessert girl, and she has arranged some brownies in a box with some sprinkles and icing. The delivery guy carefully carries it out and the pizza cooks look pleased with themselves.

About half an hour later, the delivery driver comes back, grinning ear to ear. He pulls out his phone to show us photos of that sweet little girl’s face when she opened up her rainbow pizza and her birthday brownies. She was over the moon!

Her family regularly comes back to us now. She is still sick, but she is doing much better and is always a ball of sunshine when she comes in, calling us all her friends. Rainbow pizza went through some flavour testing and recipe changes and is now a permanent part of our menu!


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