The age of kindness 🎂

All the way from train tracks to grocery stores

Happy Thursday!

Unleash the power of kindness! Today's stories prove that expertise and life experience are no barriers to changing lives. Whether you're a 12-year-old or a seasoned surgeon, everyone can make a difference. So, let's dive right in and start reading!

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Today’s dose of kindness in India, USA & Vietnam

28-Year-Old Pays For Stranger’s Groceries After Card Was Declined

Courtesy Jason Boudreaux

28-Year-Old Pays For Stranger’s Groceries After Card Was Declined 🥕

In Louisiana, Jason went to buy groceries after depositing his payroll check and casually chatted with another customer in line. However, his card was declined since the check hadn’t cleared. The friendly stranger behind him then said, ‘I got you,’ and paid for the $30 of groceries. Surprised by such kindness, Jason forgot to get the stranger’s name and took to Facebook to track him down. Soon enough, they were connected and became great friends, even ‘brothers’, ever since.

Location: Louisiana, USA

Age: 28

Full story: Read it here

46-Year-Old Doctor Runs 45 Minutes to Perform Surgery 👨‍⚕️

In India, a gastroenterology surgeon got stuck in the infamous Bengaluru traffic on his way to an important surgery. With the clock ticking away, the doctor decided he couldn’t wait any longer. Promptly abandoning his car, he ran 3 km for 45 minutes to reach Manipal Hospital. When interviewed, Dr Govind Nandakumar simply explained how he did not want to keep his patients waiting for too long.

Location: Bengaluru, India

Age: 46

Full story: Read it here

12-Year-Old Boy Rescues Unconscious Man on Train Tracks

Hoang Manh Chien. Photo by Chien's family

12-Year-Old Boy Rescues Unconscious Man on Train Tracks 🚆

In northern Vietnam, a seventh-grade boy was cycling home from his friend’s when he saw a man lying on the train tracks with a motorbike on top of him. Chien’s attempts to wake the unconscious man were futile and there was nobody else around to help. He realized he’d have to pull the man out from under the motorbike and off the tracks himself. After multiple attempts, he successfully moved the man out of harm’s way, less than one minute before the train came.

Location: Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

Age: 12

Full story: Read it here

 

 

Kindness can be as small as buying groceries, or as big as literally saving someone’s life. Whatever action you take, if kindness is the motive, it’s the right one.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

Sending you joy and laughter,

The Morning Grin

 

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