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40 Heartwarming Stories of Strangers Making Each Other’s Day

These will tug at your heartstrings!

You may be having a bad time and it can feel like there’s no help at all. The last place you would expect any kind of help was from a stranger. It may just be a passer-by, a fellow commuter or a neighbour you haven’t really spoken to before.

But a simple act of kindness can change somebody’s world. In times of a global pandemic you would expect people to avoid complete strangers altogether but some people, even in these testing times stepped up and helped out humankind.

It’s always nice when you can rely on the kindness of strangers. If you can be anything in this world… Be kind!

It melts your heart

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Snow White comforting boy with autism who was having a meltdown at Disney World

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Older gentleman teaches young guy how to tie his tie

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A year ago my little sister left this world. This weekend her heart recipient met my mom and shared her heartbeat

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“He keeps me safe”

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The lady in the washroom looked at me and said “I remember when my girlfriends and I would get dressed up and go out I miss that” So I said why miss it, we’re all out right now aren’t we? We have a new friend

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So I thought it was a good idea to fly by myself with a 2 yr old and a 5 year old 😐 we were standing in line in security, on the verge of tears because Wyatt was screaming and James was exhausted. Out of the blue, one mom stops the line for security and says “here, jump in front of me! I know how it is!” Wyatt fell asleep and I was trying to carry everyone’s carry-on when another mom jumps out of her place in line and says “hand me everything, I’ve got it”. When I said thank you to both of them they said “don’t you worry, we’re going to make sure you get on that flight.”

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Man finds a fishing buddy after posting a classified ad

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Grandma accidentally sends an invite to the wrong person and now they feel like part of the family too. This is the 6th year now

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These teens at the skateboard park treating my 5yo like he’s one of them

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Never judge a book by its cover

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An older gentleman came in by himself to eat at a restaurant in PA. He was telling some stories to his server, who went on break and joined him during his meal

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Sharing is caring

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Flying home for the holidays dressed to surprise the family. Before the flight, I met this stranger at the airport. Instant best friends

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Goldsboro’s Finest enjoying lunch with a homeless person. Law enforcement does so much for our community, with a lot of it going unnoticed. We see you Goldsboro P.D. Keep up the good work.

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Doppelganger love

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While working out at Planet Fitness in Pascagoula a special needs man constantly approached this man about 10 different times in a 45 minute time span with handshakes, hugs, questions, and interactions. Towards the end of the workout the special needs man approached me and pointed to the man in the orange shirt and said “that’s my friend” with a huge smile on his face.

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You never know who’s watching over you

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These workmen are awesome. This man has sat down for a few minutes to explain to our boys all about the road works

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Random act of kindness

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Toddler bonding with a stranger at the airport

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Making a new friend

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Accidental friends

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It’s easy to make connections anywhere!

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Be kind

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Every Thursday, my heart is full when I see the joy that our amazing garbage man brings Brooklyn when he honks and waves at her with a big smile

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Familiar strangers

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Be like this kid

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Lowe’s ran out of generators, and a complete stranger gave his generator to a woman whose father is living on oxygen. People helping people. I love my state

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A little help goes a long way

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Never too old

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This is my uber driver Beni, he took me to the hospital and keeping me company since most of my family lives out of the state

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Last year I gave a guy CPR after he had a heart attack while driving. He ended up surviving but we couldn’t meet because of his condition and covid. We finally got to meet up

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A Reddit stranger drove two hours and used his drone to recover Meadow, who was lost in the woods for 10 days

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My wife and I couldn’t get our newborn baby to stop crying at the restaurant, so we embarrassingly started to pack up to go home when the couple sitting next to us offered to hold him so we could enjoy a night out. Our baby slept on this kind stranger’s shoulder the entire evening!

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Total stranger came and braided my hair while I’m in the hospital after I asked for help in a beauty Facebook group

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This is 95 Hirane from Japan. I accidentally entered his shop to ask for directions. So how we got talking and became good friends. And now he dedicates 2 hours every day to teaching me Japanese 😊

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Saw an elderly man make a move and patiently wait for another player. An unlikely partner appeared and warmed my heart

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My brother and I were travelling Vietnam by motorbike. My brothers bike broke down and this man pushed it 5km (with his scooter), told the mechanic we needed help and then bought us beer while the mechanic fixed it.

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I made a new friend today while waiting for the post office to open after lunch. Meet Beverly.

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Written by Jay

A caffeine based life form. Current Editor-in-Chief here at Joyenergizer.

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