Wow. A really powerful story was just submitted on HelpOthers.org, where all kinds of open-hearted people share stories of kindness.
Whenever Linda goes out with 7-year-old grand-daughter, Skylar, they have a contest: "Who can make the most people smile?" They have real fun with it, and sub-consciously, Linda started tuning more into kindness around her. One day, while she was in line at the drug store, a young woman with a sick, crying baby was asked to come back in 2 hours; a tear trickled down her cheek, when suddenly, an older fellow sitting on the side came over and said that he had to wait for his prescription, so if she wanted, he would be happy to deliver her prescription to her.
"But I don’t even know you," she said. "I won’t come in your house," he replied. "I’ll just leave it by the door and ring the bell." "But why?" she asked. The man looked at her with kind eyes and said, "I live on a really limited income and my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all live up north and I rarely get to see them so this would a privilege for me."
With that, people in the store started nodding their heads to the young woman with approval. She mumbled okay, wrote her address on a piece of paper and gave it to the man. The baby stopped crying and the young woman left the store. By that time, Linda was in tears too. She walked over to the gentleman, introduced herself and told him how wonderful it was that he was so kind. Michael was 82 years old. Linda and Michael became friends and even had breakfast and lunch a few times.
About three months later, Michael called Linda: "The young woman told all of her friends about how I had delivered the prescription." They all chipped in and sent Michael airfare to visit his family. It turned out, that was the last time Michael saw his family before he passed away.
After this story was posted on HelpOthers.org, people wrote all kinds of heartfelt comments. One fellow, Chad, who had no prior connection to Linda wrote: "Ok i cried! Best random act of kindness story ever!" Then, a bit later, he posted another comment: " Linda i'm writing a song about this amazing story." And shared this rap that he wrote and performed: