Stories of Kindness

Puncture

I was driving to work from Great Yarmouth to Wroxham when I got a puncture. As I stood at the side of the road, a man pulled up in his car

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Sweet tea

Craig and I had a car accident. A lady came out of her home in her dressing gown

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Apple crumble

I was 11 and for the first time ever, I was going to cook something! It was apple crumble in Domestic Science class a few weeks into my first term at the high school

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Boat rescue 2

Towing another boat for repair, the tow boat's engined failed. The river was flooded and the water was racing into a culvert--a drain tunnel

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Boat rescue 1

On a holiday cruiser, we were moored up in front of a lock while babysitting our youngest son. My wife was returning from shopping for supplies

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Long bus home

I grew up in Glasgow and once when I was a teenager, myself and a friend missed our last bus home after a party

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A guardian angel

In hospital recovery from a leg break operation. In the night, I woke up confused and didn't know what planet I was on.

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Dino to the rescue

I was on holiday with my family in Italy. My brother and I didn't fit in the hire car, so opted to travel by bus to a concert where we were all going to. The bus driver was really unhelpful

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Alone in New York

When I was about 20, I went to New York to meet a friend who was already in America on a longer road trip. My flight arrived at 11pm, but she wasn't arriving until the next day

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Car sitting

Been car sitting for a friend regularly for free. But I've practically have no income at the moment.

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Mystery angel

It was my birthday a few years back and I went into a bookstore with some gift voucher and purchased a book on Daily Angel Affirmations. When I got home I found

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Mi casa es tu casa

While traveling in Chiapas, Mexico, we had dinner at a woman's home. She was only supposed to give us a home cooked meal, which was already very kind

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New Village

Having moved into a new house about 48 hours before I had my son, I was wandering around our new village with the pram for the first time.

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Children in need

A few years ago, my daughter was chosen by her teacher for a year's worth of theatre training in association with the Garage Theatre.

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The Elves of Sileby

Every year at Christmas we put a few fairy lights on the little trees in our garden, and year by year we add another bauble or two. We do it to

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Strangers’ kindnesses

I was crossing the street from King's Cross station towards Euston station. I caught my foot on the kerb of the central island and fell.

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A windy day

It was a very windy day. I parked my car outside of the Forum to unload my carefully packed kits of felt I made for the art market that day. A gust of wind took them up out of my...

Irish generosity

A long time ago, I was travelling in Ireland in the days when bank cards didn't work abroad and there were no mobile phones.

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Alone in India

I was travelling around India alone. One evening at twilight, I caught a tuk-tuk from a Buddhist shrine back to my accommodation in Mumbai.

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One of a kind city

Having moved from hectic London with a three-day old baby and a boy just about to start school, Norwich has inspired me by its kindness.

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Food and friendship

I had just moved to Germany and was feeling very homesick. One day, I wandered up to a church.

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