When kindness shows up folks get blessed.

This is a true story.

The rain sliced across the highway. Dark and cold.

She stood beside her broken-down sedan on the road side, shielding herrainy road face from the  rain pellets hoping someone would stop. She had little hope anyone would. She was a Black woman, on a lonely stretch of two-lane highway in the Alabama countryside.

The dim lights of a car pierced the darkness. The car slowed to a stop. A white man cranked down the passenger window. “Ma’am, you need to get out of this rain. Would you like me to take you somewhere?”

“Yes, please. That would be kind.”

“Hop in,” he said.

The driver thought she seemed  in a hurry.

She said she wanted to repay him, but he refused. She scribbled his mailing address on a scrap of paper and stuck it in her coat pocket.

He drove her to safety and put her into a cab in the town.

A week later a furniture truck pulled up to his house. Two men unloaded a 50″ color flat screen TV and set it up in his living room. There was a note attached to the box.

“Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to get to my dying husband’s bedside just before he passed away. God Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others.”

Sincerely,

Mrs. Nat King Cole.

Have you met anyone needing help lately?

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13 thoughts on “When kindness shows up folks get blessed.

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  2. Did they have 50″ color flat screen TV’s in 1965? (That is the year Nat King Cole died.) I still love to listen to his music…..he is one of my favorites! This story makes me think of the verse from Hebrews 13:2.
    Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

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    • Gee, I didn’t think of that. Nice catch. I guess it would have been awkward to have him receive one of those 2000 pound Sylvanias like we had. Thanks for the heads up. And thanks for stopping by FHG. Love the comments. God bless.

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    • May God bless you for sharing your Dad’s story. My late Father in Law had similar experiences in WWII. While he shared his memories often and we have all his pins etc., I wish we had his memories in written form (his handwriting), as it was such an important part of his journey. Thank you and I hope your family has a Happy Memorial Day.

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      • Thank you so much, Susan. Dad’s accounts are truly a blessing to me. God bless you this day. Happy Memorial Day to you as well.

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