This is a true story! This afternoon, having had a wonderful relaxing massage and facial (at Seaview Beauty), I wished to leave the Boscombe Chine Hotel; however a torrential downpour which showed no sign of stopping, my car being parked some 5 minutes away and the fact that I had no umbrella meant I was doomed to being thoroughly drenched. Not so!
A guy, who was clearly part of a wedding party, was standing in the entrance way (with two others) and suggested I ask the hotel for an umbrella so that he could walk me to my car. That was surprisingly enough. Regrettably the hotel had no umbrellas.
However, as luck would have it, just at that moment, a taxi pulled into the hotel’s driveway and my gallant hero, without a coat, leapt over to the taxi driver. Upon his return, he explained that he’d paid the taxi to drive me to my car! Can you imagine my surprise and delight?
I thanked him, kissed him on the cheek and went on my way. Do you think I felt valued? Absolutely. Such a random act of kindness touches the heart so deeply, it is very hard to express. If only I had thought to get his name or a photo of him. It all happened so quickly that I didn’t. So whoever this man is, he’s certainly earned himself a whole load of brownie points today and I do believe such acts do not go unnoticed.
What random act of kindness will you perform today?