What is the most surprising act of generosity you've been the recipient of?

  1. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    What is the most surprising act of generosity you've been the recipient of?

    A coworker of my husband gave him 50 dollars and said it was because she appreciated all of his patience and effort, even if others did not and she was grateful to him for how helpful he always is to others.   One year a friend of ours surprised us with 1000 dollar check in a card in the mail - he had received a large bonus that year and said we were like family and he wanted to share it with us. It was truly incredibly generous and we were totally taken aback by it.  What amazing act of generosity have you been the recipient of?

  2. Austinstar profile image84
    Austinstarposted 3 years ago

    A long time ago I ran away from home. I was 12/13 years old at the time. I was very lucky to have encountered several generous people along the way. This was during the early 70s and I was hitch hiking quite a bit. Things could have turned out very badly for a young teen runaway, but I was fortunate enough to encounter people who literally saved my life.
    One man bought me a bus ticket so I wouldn't have to hitch hike. Several people bought me meals.
    The most generous of all, took me under his wing and gave me a job. He was an "older" man that became a father to me. He could have taken advantage of me, but instead, he taught me more of life than anyone I had ever met.
    If not for the generosity of these people during that very troubled time in my life, I would not be alive today. I am convinced of that and I wish I could thank them all.

    1. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is such a lovely story.  There truly is a lot of goodness in people that I think we don't often recognize nearly enough.  Glad you had so many helpers along a difficult path.

 
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