25 People Share The Nicest Thing A Stranger Has Ever Done For Them

11. Femilip:

I was on a date with someone from work (big mistake) that really had no interest in being there with me. He was attractive, and he knew it. And it showed that neither of us were having a good time because of his attitude. We were standing in line and he went to go use the bathroom. The woman infront of me turned around and handed me a bottled water and an extra bag of popcorn and said, “Don’t worry, it’s almost over and you’ll never see his sorry ass again.”

Honestly, it was what I needed to hear. The whole date was awkward and getting free water and popcorn (and free movie as he paid) made the night a little better. Unfortunately, she was wrong. I saw him almost everyday for the next year.

12. Anonymous:

When I was laid off years ago, with my wife and two kids to feed, someone would send me either $100 cash or a grocery gift card in the mail. It came every 1-2 weeks with no return address. To this day I have no idea who was sending it.

13. frozen_strawberry:

When I was an exchange student in Florida I one day decided to take the bus to see a friend. As I was standing at the bus stop in a not so great neighborhood counting my change this homeless man walked up to me, looking worried asking if I needed any money. I told him no, I counted it all out before I left the house and just wanted to get the exact change I needed out. He asked again if I was sure I didn’t need anything. He was a man who already didnt have anything to spare and yet he offered to share what he had.

14. _M0rgasm_:

About ten years ago I was in the middle of a horrible addiction to Adderall and a near-crippling depression. I would drive to work and just sit in my car for hours because I didn’t have the energy/courage/desire to face anyone. Was burning my arms with cigarettes. Just in an awful place really.

Anyway, one day I was walking into QuikTrip for something. I was obviously down I guess because a homeless man approached me, patted me on the back, and told me to hang in there, that things would work out for me.

I thanked him sincerely. When I left I broke down in tears because of his kind words.

15. IKEA_samurai_sword:

I was at a grocery store getting lunch on my break (I work at a coffee shop). Ended up in line at the register behind a woman whom I had helped at my shop probably 15 minutes earlier. She remembered me and paid for my food. Made my day.