Stories of Kindness

Kindness eggs

When we walked the pups last night, we saw Tess (the dog)'s dad. The three of us chatted whilst socially distancing ourselves and we were talking about the shopping fiasco we've got here at the minute with coronavirus.

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A kind artist on the train

I was traveling on a local train with my husband and our bicycles. It was the start of a week-long cycle tour of Suffolk. The Saxmundham train was a busy train. We sat at a table opposite a gentleman...

Embarrassment on the Tube

I was working at Glaxo Laboratories in Middlesex and had to travel by tube train from Uxbridge to Sudbury Hill every day. My husband Steve was away in the RAF and I was pregnant and had morning sickness – morning,...

The wicked head teacher

I passed my eleven plus exam and was required to attend a very posh grammar school. I came from a poor background. My dad was a postman and my mum was a housewife. Consequently, when I started grammar school, I...

Strangers of Liverpool town

I was out in town in Liverpool one night at the height of my downward spiral. I was very close to rock bottom. I had taken too many drugs and drank far too much.

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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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