Welcome back to Human Kindness! If you haven’t already, please check out Human Kindness: Introduction for the background to this blog series! These stories are NOT all my own, they have been submitted to me for the purpose of this series and are a collection from some of the kindest people I know or who have contacted me to share their story.
I am ALWAYS on the lookout for kindness stories, so please do get in touch if you have one, there is a chance for you to submit yours at the end of this post (and I will always keep them anonymous). As always, if you’d like to receive these stories directly to your inbox every Monday morning, sign up to the mailing list at the end of this post.
Liverpool, UK is known to be one of the most friendly, welcoming cities in existence. And whilst I might be biased, I am from there after all, I also know there is absolute truth in this reputation. The people of Liverpool are warm, friendly, welcoming, and really, one of a kind. I believe that on the whole, there is an innate generosity in the spirit of every Scouser, we help our neighbours and we give generously to others – even if that is just with our words or affection. I love going back home and meeting people I’ve never met who chat to me like I’ve known them for years, and in all of the cities I’ve travelled to or lived in, this friendliness and openness is something that I have only ever truly experienced in Liverpool.
This week’s story was shared in my news feed as it was posted in a local Liverpool Facebook group. It didn’t surprise me – this sort of thing happens all the time in Liverpool, but it did move me, and I felt immensely proud to read it. So I contacted the person who wrote it, explained this blog series, and asked if I could share the story. Fortunately, they gave me permission and I am so thrilled to share this with you this week! This story is a DOUBLE WHAMMY because there are not one but TWO acts of kindness, all tied up in the same story! Enjoy 🙂
“I was at the Eagles concert last night and went to the Sing Fong chip shop afterwards. We didn’t have cash to buy the chips, so my husband went off to find a cash machine.
I stood outside the shop and two young women started speaking to me, I told them my story about the cash and bless them, they both offered me £10 to buy some chips, and kept trying to get me to take it. I didn’t take it, I just took a chip and thanked them both.
The chip shop was getting ready to close when a man and woman came out, they had heard me talking to the two girls and the man put a £10 in my hand. I tried to give it back but he refused, telling me to go quick as the shop was closing.
I just wanted to say what a wonderful place Liverpool is, we had a wonderful three days in this city, but never before have I experienced such kindness from people who don’t know me, and even from those that do.
I hope somehow the two girls and the man and woman get to know how wonderful they are. I would love for the people in my story to see it and realise how much I appreciated their kindness, and also for the gentleman to know that I “passed it on” and donated the £10 he gave me to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Liverpool is a wonderful city and even though times are hard for many people there is still generosity of heart within the Liverpool community.
Oh, and by the way, the chips were the best I’ve ever had!”
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Have you experienced an act of kindness recently? Maybe you have done something for somebody that you haven’t yet shared for fear of being judged to be “bragging” or you have been on the receiving end of a kindness that somebody has shown you. My inbox is ALWAYS open for your kindness stories so please submit them!
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