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Originally Posted: 2007-04-04 3:18pm

Rave.. The kindness of others

Lately this board seems so full of anger and hate, so I thought I would share an "Act of randon kindness" that happened to me last Thanksgiving.

After becomming a recent single mom, that had no family with in 2,000 miles I found myself and my children with no where to spend last Thanksgiving. So I decided to make the best of it. My kids and I (they were 6 & 9) volunteered at the Salvation Army soup kitchen, handing out meals to the homeless (helped me be grateful that I have what I do) Then I splurged and the three of us went out to a very nice dinner downtown (I was behind on bills, and did not have the money for extra expenses)My kids and I sat down and enjoyed a wonderful meal..they were impressed how nice it was (not our usual McDonalds). We had decided to eat dessert at home, but when the waiter came over he told me that another family in the dining room wanted to treat us to dessert, the kids were so excited and I was greatful. When we were done (and stuffed) I asked our waiter for the bill (I was guessing it to be around $125.) he came by handed my the bill holder and told me to read the card inside, and that our bill was taken care of. It had a business card that said "Please except this random act of kindness in memory of our son ____________" I looked at the waiter, who was tearing up..and I started to cry. He was asked not to tell who had paid for our meal and the room was full of seemingly unaware people. I got myself together and the kids and I left. I think of that moment often! I was very alone and depressed that day, and knowing that someone was wanting to help ment the world to me. I thought it was a wonderful thing to do to remember a loved one by during the holidays...and it is something that truly touched my heart. If you are a part of that family, I thank you, and your sons name will forever be engraved in my mind.

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