My roommate once lost his wallet on an NIU bus. He had over $100 in it and his ss card in it. He was worried that things were about to get worse, more than they already were. I waited with him for the next bus to arrive hoping that it would have same driver. The bus stopped and we got on.
Within seconds a girl came up to my roommate, presented him with his wallet, and left. Neither of them spoke a single word. I was shocked and I guess so was he. He opened up the wallet slowly and looked through it’s contents; he looked up and smiled. The girl had not taken a single thing out of his wallet, not the ss card, not the credit card, not even a single dollar. Shocked twice in one day. The girl could have taken the whole wallet without consequence but she chose to return it.
A random act of kindness.
It may seem silly but I believe in the phrase “what goes around comes around”. I believe that if you help out others people will be more likely to help you out, even strangers. I have heard a bunch of stories were seemingly random people help others out…for no reason. And that’s awesome! Doing random acts of kindness can make anyone’s day and it (hopefully) motivates others to do the same.
One act of kindness I did was helping a lost couple find a building on campus. I was doing homework when they asked another person for directions. Sadly, the other person was of no assistance. I overheard and offered to take the couple to the building myself, as I was going to that building for class anyway.
Someone would have eventually helped them out but there was no reason why I shouldn’t have done anything and plus..it was my good deed for the day.
These random acts need to continue because it makes the college experience, and life itself…a little easier.