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    I was in the drive thru at Wendy's for lunch today. It was pretty crowded and after i ordered i pulled foward and left my window down. I could here the person behind me ordering and i couldnt help hearing her asking how much more would it be to add one more kids meal. I looked in my mirror and noticed she was a young woman in a beat up minivan with 2 kids and her front license plate said "proud military wife". It seemed to me that she was trying to decide whether or not she could afford to get kids meals for both her children! When I got to the window I told the cashier to put the young lady's order on my bill and add one more kids meal to their order. On a piece of scrap paper in my truck I wrote a note that said
    -"thank you for you and your husbands service to our country, all I ask is that you pay it foward to a total stranger in the future"

    My challenge to you is the same: complete one random act of selfless kindness a month and post here! Hopefully it will catch on and readers of this post will help the great ole USA an even better place to believe in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robkiser View Post
    I was in the drive thru at Wendy's for lunch today. It was pretty crowded and after i ordered i pulled foward and left my window down. I could here the person behind me ordering and i couldnt help hearing her asking how much more would it be to add one more kids meal. I looked in my mirror and noticed she was a young woman in a beat up minivan with 2 kids and her front license plate said "proud military wife". It seemed to me that she was trying to decide whether or not she could afford to get kids meals for both her children! When I got to the window I told the cashier to put the young lady's order on my bill and add one more kids meal to their order. On a piece of scrap paper in my truck I wrote a note that said
    -"thank you for you and your husbands service to our country, all I ask is that you pay it foward to a total stranger in the future"

    My challenge to you is the same: complete one random act of selfless kindness a month and post here! Hopefully it will catch on and readers of this post will help the great ole USA an even better place to believe in!
    I wish we had a LOVE IT button. I have done things like this in the past. Great idea.
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    There are a bunch of us on Facebook doing a similar thing for each other... with the hopes that each recipient will pay it forward to others as well. Nice job Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina6k View Post
    There are a bunch of us on Facebook doing a similar thing for each other... with the hopes that each recipient will pay it forward to others as well. Nice job Rob.
    Thank you very much! But I personally am not looking for any kudos, I'm hoping the story will inspire some extra pride in our countrymen! When I watch the news it seems the only thing that gets the most air time is the horrible things we do to each other. When I read story's like these it makes me proud to be a part of this great country!
    Here's a great example of what I believe random acts of kindness do, on the news this morning there was a drive by shooting in Orlando and one person was killed! My first thought is 'great that's one less scumbag! What a horriable way think about a fellow citizen that i know nothing about! I'm an adult and I'm brain washed by the media! I scares the shot out of me on what my seven year old sons impressions are after hearing that kinda stuff every day!
    Like in the earlier post about paying for the car behind you at a toll booth... If one of us had picked up the shooters toll earlier in day or even something as simple as opening the door him and saying good morning and accnowledging him as a man, he may have made the decision that doing a drive by is a stupid fu#%ing idea! Is it going to keep him from being a scumbag? Absolutely not, but I bet he can start see some good in people that he will second guess his bad decisions!
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    After I retired from the military a lifetime ago I vowed to make amends for all the things I had done that were required of me and some that weren't. I tried to be the husband and father that I had not been able to be but knew from my upbringing that I should have been. After my wife passed away it became even more important that my actions were always tempered with the thought of what she would want me to do. It is not easy and at times my deamenor is not always politcally correct and even a little crusty as some say, but I feel better about the vast majority of my actions these past thirty some years than I did back then. I treat everyone with respect as long as it is well recieved and deserved. Unfortunately todays society has changed dramatically from when I was a kid and a lot of people are not deserving of respect and consideration. To those I try to refrain from having any contact whatsoever, the rest benefit from my charity and assistance.
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    Awesome Rob.

    I was in Dennys on Sunday with my husband and the couple behind us both happened to be blind. They were also expecting their first baby and were very nervous and had a bunch of life problems I gathered from their conversation I found their waitress and asked for their bill and paid it. It made me feel so good that I decided once a month to do something extra for someone. Glad others are thinking of the same thing. I'd love to hear others' stories about how they helped out - to give me ideas that I hadn't thought of. Even a little bit of kindness is never wasted.

    Thanks for posting.
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    The world does need more acts of kindness ...

    There was also a great story in Winnipeg (aka Winterpeg) Canada where the acts of kindness continued for 228 consecutive drive thru orders spanning over 3 hours. Gotta love it.

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    Funny story... I was in traffic today in the Jacksonville area when an older woman cut in front of me and stopped short because of the light turning red and she had no brake lights! Now picture that I was in my Uhaul company vehicle which is a huge f550 with tool boxes all over it and big steel ramps going up the back and over the roof.
    At the next light I was next to her and I rolled my window down and politely told her that her brake lights were out! She said "yes I know"! I was kinda shocked at her reply but, seeing how I was in my Uhaul rig with all kinds of vehicle wiring tools and parts I replied "if you want to pull over at the next gas station I'll take a look at it for you!"
    I don't know if I mumbled or accidently spoke swahelee but apparently she thought she heard me say completely different and gave a nasty look and sped off!
    Its sad that some people are afraid to trust
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