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People Are Sharing Heartwarming Stories of 'The Kindest Thing a Stranger Has Done or Said'

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Who doesn’t love a random act of kindness story? Even when we’re having the worst day, the smallest smile from a stranger can make all the difference.

Nicole Cliffe, a writer for “Christianity Today” and other well-known publications, asked a question on Twitter for her 115K followers.

“What is the kindest thing a stranger has done or said to you?” Cliffe tweeted. A simple question on the surface, but one that has invited a huge response.

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The question has been retweeted over 6,000 times to date. The stories her followers have shared are heartwarming and cry-worthy.

One woman told of a man who stopped her and her husband at a restaurant. They had kids in car seats and the man just so happened to work for an auto repair shop.

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He told them their brakes were bad, but what came next is astounding. CJ Fangirls says the kind stranger “replaced our brake system free to keep the kids safe because he knew it would be expensive.”

“I’m pretty sure I randomly cried over it for a week,” she tweeted, explaining that they were struggling financially and the random act came at the perfect time.

Another gal opened up about the time in middle school when her digital camera broke. “I really wanted to see if the Sony store would fix the camera,” Shelby Hintze wrote. Hintze was told there was “nothing they could do.”

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She went on to say that as she left the store “on the verge of tears,” an employee chased her down and gave her “a new, refurbished camera.” Wow!

A veteran tweeted about a time when she was 18. “I was stranded in Frankfurt Germany,” she begins. What she shared about the homeless people who helped her will melt your heart.

Out of money with no way to call for help, the veteran was shocked when a group of nearby homeless people gave her what was most likely the only money they had to help pay for a phone call.

Cliffe even shared a couple of her own sob stories. She talks about a time when her baby got sick on a plane, which ended up delaying a flight.

“They had to bring the plane back to replace the seat and seatbelt and everyone hated me…” she recalled. In the end, one of the flight attendants gave her some clothes from her own carry on!

There are so many more stories besides these. Stories that weren’t even tweeted but need to be told. Maybe one of them belongs to you.

We are so grateful for the love people show time and time again, reminding us we’re all in this thing called life together. Thank you, random strangers. Whoever you are!

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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