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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:51 PM

People can be so kind

The day before yesterday, I managed to back my car into a snowbank on the side of my driveway. It looked like a demented chimp was doing the driving. It was good and stuck. Yesterday morning I heard the sound of a tractor, looked out the window and there was a neighbor on his tractor, hitching a chain to my car. He pulled my car out and then spent 20 minutes plowing my driveway and getting rid of the snowbanks. He wouldn't take any payment. This isn't someone I know well- just a nodding acquaintance. When I thanked him, he just said "well, we all need a helping hand once in a while".

It made my day.

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Reply People can be so kind (Original post)
cali Jan 2013 OP
Skittles Jan 2013 #1
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #2
cali Jan 2013 #3
lovemydog Feb 2013 #10
Piasladic Jan 2013 #4
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #5
CTyankee Jan 2013 #6
LostinRed Jan 2013 #7
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 #8
malaise Jan 2013 #9
zenofon Feb 2013 #11
uponit7771 Feb 2013 #12

Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:06 PM

1. you deserve it, cali!!!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:10 PM

2. Only knowing you through your posts, I have no problem believing that it would be relatively ...

simple for even a nodding aquaintance to discern what a kind and caring soul you are. You deserved it, and I have no doubt that you will pay it forward.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:12 PM

3. thank you. I surely will pay it forward and I'm going to bake my neighbor something delicious.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:53 AM

10. that's super cool

He will really enjoy some home made baked goods.

Yesterday I visited an artist friend who made some cool buttons. I bought four for $40. I'm giving three to friends. Now he & his girlfriend posted that they're having an ice cream social & I'm invited. I love pay it forward!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:33 PM

4. Wonderful story. nt

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:39 PM

5. Some days, it is worth it to crawl out of bed!

That was very kind of him. Makes my day as well as yours. Get him a gas card for repayment (he probably needs it with a tractor), or bake him a cake. And now you have no excuse to not introduce yourself and get to know him.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:45 PM

6. Would you believe my REPUBLICAN neighbor just comes over and shovels my driveway

and front walk when there isn't enough snow for our snow removal service to come by?

I can't fault these good people. They are very nice and they are training their kids to be just as nice.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:47 PM

7. Nice that made me tear up a bit

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:48 PM

8. Besides yours, cali...

look at all the other hearts your neighbor gladdened with this story.


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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:49 PM

9. How lovely

There are still thoughtful people on our planet

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:02 AM

12. +1

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