This is the most powerful story of what an act of kindness can do. I’ve never forgotten this story. I hope it will stay with you long after you read it, too. Thank you Coach Muller.
The great Chinese movie actor, Jackie Chan, once said, “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life”. It is so true! The great thing about showing kindness towards others is that it is free! It costs you nothing but can have a tremendous positive influence on the person who is receiving your kind deed.
The following story has been around for a while but is a great illustration demonstrating how one act of kindness can change another individual’s life FOREVER!
One day, when I was a freshman in high school,
I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.
His name was Kyle.
It looked like he was carrying all of his books.
I thought to myself, ‘Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?
He must really be a nerd.’
I had quite a weekend planned…
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A truly great story, and a valuable life lesson too.
Best wishes, Pete.
I’m glad you feel that way, too. Best to you, Pete.
What a very heart wrenching story. One can see that kindness never is useless. xx Michael
I know!! I heard this some years ago, and it has stuck with me like glue.
Kindness is THE most important thing to teach a child, or a grown up for that matter. Lovely story Jennie.
Amen! Thank you, FR.
Whew! What a heart warming story, Jennie.
Indeed! And a big ‘whew’. I am so in tune with children, and I see the wonders of simple acts of kindness. ❤️
That story gets to me every time. Thanks for sharing it.
Me, too! Thanks, Darlene.
Thank you for sharing. A reminder taken.
A wonderful story, Jennie. So heartwarming that we can make such a huge difference simply by being kind to one another.
Thank you, Diana. I felt the same way. 🥰
Yes! This story has stuck with me for years. It’s my go-to kindness story.
Fabulous story that reinforces how we may not know what others are going through. Sometimes simple acts of kindness can make all the difference.
Exactly! It’s a lesson and a story I will never forget.
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