The Kindness Of Strangers

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

The Kindness Of Strangers

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

8:00 AM - 13 Nov 2019



Some lovely stories here!

Kindness is alive and well in communities across Ireland, according to the news today.

And the listeners of The Early Breakfast confirmed this with their lovely stories of small, random acts of kindness. These will warm the cockles of your heart!

 

  • “A man on the bus offered me a can of Guinness, and we chatted for ages until he got off, and I continued back to Dublin!”

  • “I fell asleep reading on a hot day last summer in Stephen’s Green and when I woke up  someone had left a 5 euro note on my chest!”

 

  • “I lost my wallet in Mosney when I was about 8 doing Community Games and someone handed it in to the lost and found and it had a 5 pound note in it that was not there before. I’ve never forgotten that!”

 

  • “When my son was in the hospital after being born six weeks early, someone left a gift basket with food for us and clothes for baby. It just showed up in his room one day. It just said "In your time of need" on it. My wife and I was pretty much living at the hospital at the time he was in the NICU. I’ll never forget it Paula”

  • “I was waiting at the traffic lights to cross the road. It was raining a bit and I didn't have an umbrella with me that day. However, a man went up to me and held his umbrella over me while we were waiting to cross. It wasn't much but it made me so happy!”

 

  • “Good morning Paula, yesterday I experienced the nicest act of kindness. I was getting diesel in my car and I had the majority of the cost in cash and a scratch card to make up the balance. The machine for the scratch card wasn’t working so the man behind the counter took the cash, gave me back the scratch card and told me not to worry it’s alright.”

 

  • “Morning Paula. Was in work earlier in year when a panic job came in for an important customer. I did what was asked of me as quick as I could and the next day I was called in to head manager’s office. I was paranoid off my head, wondering what I’d done. Next thing, I was handed an envelope with a 200 euro One For All in it as a thank you for basically doing my job. Very random act of kindness which I felt wasn’t needed as I did what was asked of me but was still taken and spent well spoiling the wife and kids!”

  • “I once picked up a lady whose car ran out of petrol. When we pulled into a petrol station, we bumped into my Dad who was filling up his car. The lady went to fill up a container with petrol and when she went to pay my Dad had already paid for it. I loved him for that!” - Emma

 

  • “Hi Paula, I lost my work wallet in a petrol station in Finglas one Christmas with over €2,000 of my company’s money and only realised when I was in Howth. I phoned the garage but was told it wasn’t handed in. I drove back to the garage and asked again and thankfully someone did hand it in with the money still in it!”

 

  • “I love paying for the person behind when at a toll booth. The look of confusion/appreciation is worth it!”


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