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.
This week’s story is absolutely wonderful and left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside. I am so so grateful that people like this exist in the world and it helps to think of them when the world feels dark and filled with awfulness.
“This is a story that has stayed with me since I first learned it and I often think about what a selfless act it was.
My mum used to be a cook in a nursing home where she would cook for all the elderly residents. Some of them had visitors, whilst others didn’t have any family. One night, one of the ladies who had no family was poorly, but with her age (she was 99), my mum really didn’t want to leave her alone. So she blew up an inflatable bed that we had at home, and stayed in her room with her.
The residents were thrilled to have company for the evening, and she even had a little drink with them all. She said the woman was absolutely overwhelmed with joy to have somebody with her, and knowing how few visitors this lady got, I thought it was one of the most beautiful acts of kindness I’ve ever known.
I really feel for a lot of really elderly people, those in homes, and those feeling lonely or isolated, and I worry about getting old myself and having nobody around me. Seeing my mum do things like this makes me think there are good people out there, and these acts may make the burden and loneliness of the elderly that little bit lighter.”
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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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