This is a true story that happened to my friend, Liza, overnight between Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Personally, I think she’s crazy going out and standing in line for hours but I digress. She tells a story of the basic goodness found in ordinary people and I believe the good in us far outweighs the bad.
I want you to read this story and feel your heart grow and glow.
True story of a random act of kindness, Written by Elizabeth Rivera posted here with her permission.
Like many people across the United States I stood in line for six hours in the bitter cold to buy a television. I got there early and held the thirteenth position. The people around me were very friendly and we engaged in fun conversations to pass the time. I thought my place in the line would guarantee the item I wanted. Not really…
As they gave away the tickets the person in front of me got the last one leaving both One and I stunned with disbelief. A woman (name removed until I gain permission to use) turned around and told me she needed to do the right thing and gave me one of her tickets. She was there with her son and some friends and each had one ticket. She had plans for that extra television set but kindheartedly decided to give it up.
Many people criticize the shift in tradition from Thanksgiving to a more commercialized holiday. But you know what? Tonight I was thankful and grateful for a person that cared enough to reach out and help a total stranger. Name Removed gave me another reason to be thankful, the strength of the human heart and the willingness to help one another shone through her and made me realize how blessed I am.