More Kindness

On Saturday, January 21st around 10:30pm I was shivering cold waiting for the Spadina streetcar to arrive. I had been standing at the King street platform in the center of the road for just a few minutes when a young man in his early twenties wearing jeans and a gray hoodie loudly knocked on the platform’s acrylic glass wall behind me.  I turned around a little startled and he said: “The streetcar isn’t running tonight. You’ll have to take the bus. I’ve been waiting for over 20 minutes and nobody told me.”

“Thanks for letting me know!” I gratefully replied as the bus pulled up. We both rushed across the street and made it just inside the doors before it pulled away.

That stranger’s small act of kindness left a BIG IMPACT on me. He not only saved me a lot of time waiting outside in the cold, he reaffirmed my belief that the world is a friendly place as long as we each do our part to make it that way.

Please take a moment to watch this uplifting video on Kindness created by the Smart Bubble Society and New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Enjoy and be kind!

5 replies to “More Kindness

  1. What a lovely video. It couldn’t be more true! The smallest acts of kindness can make the biggest differences in someone’s day and even life. Do something kind tomorrow!

  2. Thanks for sharing Lila. I have had a lot of kindness come my way in the last several weeks which has been appreciated and reaffirms that majority of people are very kind.

  3. I loved that she married him!!!..I just helped a man in Shopper’s today..not only was he blind he was obnoxious!! No wedding bells for me! I do believe it’s two sided ..the doer of the deed feels good..even if unappreciated. Cheers Diana

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