A Kindness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

a little kindness can go a long way.

"Wait!" she cried but knew it was no use. She watched in frustration as the bus pulled away from her stop and knew she would be late to work—again.

Stomping her foot angrily she shrieked in surprise as her ankle twisted and the heel on her shoe broke off. She bit back a scream and hobbled to the bench under the bus awning. Taking a cab was the only option left but as she checked her purse she realised she didn't have enough cash.

She angrily wiped away a tear that fell from her cheek but found she couldn't stem the flow once she'd started and curled down towards her lap, giving into her misery.

She sat up startled as a white handkerchief was dangled in front of her. Taking the kerchief, she looked up into a blurry face. "It'll get better." a soft voice said.

"Thank you." she said and began to wipe the tears from her eyes and regain her vision. She felt a small weight in her lap as she cleaned her face, looking down she realised that it was money.

"No, I don't --" she looked up in time to see a figure disappearing into a car. The car took off taking her mysterious benefactor with it. Counting the money, she realised that she had been given enough money to take a cab all week if she wanted to.

Taking a deep breath, she stood up and hailed a cab. A smile crossing her face as she realised that she wouldn’t be late — today. 

Submitted: April 30, 2020

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Criss Sole

This one really made me smile. Kind gestures like that can not only change someone's day for the better, but can even inspire them to be better people.
I say that from experience. I have been through very rough times, but have had some kind people really change my life for the better when I had lost all hope.
Very touching story.

Sat, May 2nd, 2020 4:38pm


Thank you so very much. I agree completely. I believe that even in the darkness, random acts of kindness help lead us towards the light.

Mon, May 4th, 2020 6:39am

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