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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #300 on: February 21, 2024, 09:16:59 PM »
I've updated the year on this. Wish it could become one of those really long threads, hopefully corresponding to an increase in good deeds in the world!
Thank you. I love this thread!

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« Reply #301 on: February 21, 2024, 09:50:00 PM »
Oh my, how have I not seen this thread before?  I love this idea (akin to the movie Pay it Forward) and will look for future opportunities to give kindness.

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« Reply #302 on: February 23, 2024, 10:31:54 AM »
My friend said he wanted to go see a museum exhibit before it closes on March 3rd at the one museum I have a membership to, so I'm bringing him as my +1. Free admission and skip the lines. Plus there's another big exhibit in previews right now that we can get exclusive member access to during the same visit.

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« Reply #303 on: February 24, 2024, 12:49:07 PM »
Today is the Friends of the Library's book sale day. The pre-sale last night was huge. I spent an hour this morning moving all the books up off the bottom shelves. More books will be sold and hundreds of knees and scores of backs will be saved. I'm counting it as a win.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #304 on: February 24, 2024, 10:24:52 PM »
Just found this thread. Thanks for the reboot!

Today we got things done at home, so we weren't out doing favors for others. Previously this week:
  • Lent my folding table to a Buy Nothing neighbor.
  • Lent my patch kit to someone with a punctured bike tire. (He had the levers, pump, and know-how, so I handed it off with contact info and went on my slightly-late way.)
  • Reported a scary pothole I spotted on the freeway the one day last week I drove. It was big enough to do some damage and to prompt drivers to swerve. They say they'll take care of it. Who knows when, but at least they know it's there.
  • Picked up a couple pieces of plastic trash that I found blowing around when I walked and biked.

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« Reply #305 on: February 25, 2024, 12:27:48 PM »
As always, this thread makes me happy.

We were skiing during the week, so outside of our normal routine. A few things:
-We helped reunite two lost kids with parents & ski patrol. One kid was five, and very, very lost, so we were happy to help him out. The second kid was seven, and only briefly separated, but we helped get him back up on his skis, and were able to get him reunited quickly.
-We treated DS16's BFF to some arcade & ice cream time, in advance of his birthday the next day. The boys are die hard ski buddies, and his birthday happens to regularly fall during ski week.

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« Reply #306 on: February 26, 2024, 09:57:01 AM »
On our way home from taking down the Friend's Book Sale (free leftover books!), just before we turned down the last road to home, a friend called and asked if I could pick up three things from the grocery store just down the road. Instead of turning for home, we grabbed the groceries. Once home, we put them in a cooler and set out on our planned afternoon activities. We were near their house when we finished, so we dropped them off then. I also added a lovely jar of jam from my pantry. One more thing out of the pantry, hooray! These friends are recovering from injuries and surgeries, so I am happy to help. I just couldn't believe how easy it was to help them as we went about our day. Happy.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #307 on: February 26, 2024, 11:16:08 PM »
This evening I'm putting together a summer vegetable and herb seed "care package" for a neighbor who also gardens, with a selection of seeds I've saved and seeds I bought for this year's garden but don't need a whole packet. Mr. Neighbor was laid off late last year and, last I checked, hadn't found his new thing yet.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #308 on: February 27, 2024, 12:33:10 PM »
Oh my, how have I not seen this thread before?  I love this idea (akin to the movie Pay it Forward) and will look for future opportunities to give kindness.
I think this was @MaybeBabyMustache's idea, I just updated the thread title for this year. Thank you for helping those lost children!

@crocheted_stache, that's a cool good deed!  I bet your neighbor will enjoy starting seeds and they will provide comfort during the soul crushing process of job searching.

@Dicey Nice work as always on the book sale/grocery run! Love it when errands fit together so smoothly too... that's the ideal small good deed, something that requires only minor sacrifice but is a big help to someone else.

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« Reply #309 on: February 27, 2024, 03:56:13 PM »
I volunteered to help a friend set up for the team soccer banquet on Thursday. She's done a lot to help the team, and I booked out my work schedule & can make it happen.

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« Reply #310 on: February 27, 2024, 10:00:37 PM »
Gave a young man in a wheelchair directions to a horribly convoluted detour (you wouldn't believe how bad) due to an elevator being under construction in the subway. There was no sign posted (!), just a boarded up elevator, but I had heard an audio announcement about it so I knew where to go.

Unfortunately I later received a good deed demerit for confusing a Latino man by answering "C" when he asked me a question about the trains - he thought I said yes in Spanish, but I meant it was the C train :-/ By the time we realized what happened, the train doors had closed!

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« Reply #311 on: February 28, 2024, 05:58:29 AM »
Treated my team to Starbucks and chocolate. It was one of those days when everyone just needed a bit of kindness and a pick-me-up.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #312 on: February 29, 2024, 01:05:01 AM »
Gave a young man in a wheelchair directions to a horribly convoluted detour (you wouldn't believe how bad) due to an elevator being under construction in the subway. There was no sign posted (!), just a boarded up elevator, but I had heard an audio announcement about it so I knew where to go.

Unfortunately I later received a good deed demerit for confusing a Latino man by answering "C" when he asked me a question about the trains - he thought I said yes in Spanish, but I meant it was the C train :-/ By the time we realized what happened, the train doors had closed!

I move to assign the demerit to the transit company for operating a system that's difficult to navigate.

One of my favorite litmus tests for transportation system ease of use is this generalized but not at all hypothetical scenario: you have just gotten off a plane from (whatever other country). English is your second or third language, and it's enough for routine stuff in restaurants and airports. Your phone is out of juice/not yet connected to service here. Can you easily find the correct train or bus and pay the fare?

If you'd like to actually do something about the first problem, figure out where to complain, and tell someone in charge what happened when they boarded up an elevator with no sign for the detour.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #313 on: March 03, 2024, 05:39:31 PM »
This evening I'm putting together a summer vegetable and herb seed "care package" for a neighbor who also gardens, with a selection of seeds I've saved and seeds I bought for this year's garden but don't need a whole packet. Mr. Neighbor was laid off late last year and, last I checked, hadn't found his new thing yet.


@crocheted_stache, that's a cool good deed!  I bet your neighbor will enjoy starting seeds and they will provide comfort during the soul crushing process of job searching.

Update: I delivered the seed selection and the neighbors were home, so I got to say hi.

I'm happy to report that Mr. Neighbor's job search was successful. Yay for them!

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« Reply #314 on: March 04, 2024, 03:29:06 PM »
Babysat for a friend so she could go to choir practice in peace.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #315 on: March 05, 2024, 11:33:37 PM »
Removed a sharp object from the bike lane.
Requested repairs for a rough patch of roadway.
Requested repairs for a damaged bike rack on the bus.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #316 on: March 06, 2024, 07:52:24 AM »
I spoke before the City Council last night. There is bond money available and one elite group Iis trying to hog all of it. I reminded the CC that we library folk had campaigned hard to pass the bond and that it was designed to enhance the entire community. I only had to wait 3.5 hours for my turn to speak. Oh, and it was my birthday. That's how important our libraries are to me.
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« Reply #317 on: March 06, 2024, 08:01:27 AM »
I spoke before the City Council last night. There is bond money available and one elite group Iis trying to hog all of it. I reminded the CC that we library folk had campaigned hard to pass thet bond and that it was designed to enhance the entire community. I only had to wait 3.5 hours for my turn to speak. Oh, and it was my birthday. That's how important our libraries are to me.

Wow, that's a big good deed!  I have an older friend whose mother started the library district in their Mountain west town many decades ago.  But her mother did something genius:  she got it set up so there was a separate tax line for the library district. (not sure of the exact tax verbiage but that's the gist of it). 
Point is that the local legislators could not change the library budget on a whim because it had a dedicated tax stream.

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« Reply #318 on: March 06, 2024, 08:09:04 AM »
Love the commitment to libraries, @Dicey !

I ran a half marathon this weekend, and took the time to thank all of the volunteers (they were out in the rain, early on a Sunday, so props to them), & helped a special needs teen out along the way. He was a sweetie & super excited for his first half. So excited, he got separated from his family, & his hands were shaking enough he couldn't get his phone into his running belt. We hung with him for a bit, and sorted his equipment, until he was calm & found his group.

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« Reply #319 on: March 12, 2024, 08:36:56 PM »
Another day, another sharp object removed from the bike lane.

A few days back, I reported the six shopping carts I could see in a local waterway. I pick up small litter that I can easily reach and carry, but shopping carts in the water are going to need someone better qualified and equipped. Someone from the water district followed up and said they found at least 14 large items, including the shopping carts. They're not gone yet, but there's a maintenance ticket.

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« Reply #320 on: March 13, 2024, 09:00:16 AM »
I sent a package of craft supplies to a lady that recently lost a loved one and is hurting and doesn't have extra money. She wants to make a faith/remembrance journal.

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« Reply #321 on: March 13, 2024, 06:03:54 PM »
I went to the store & noticed someone had super helpfully left a cart blocking not one, but two of the parking sports. This is a small lot to begin with. Parked my car a bit of a jaunt away, and returned the cart, freeing up the spots for folks.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #322 on: March 14, 2024, 07:33:02 AM »
I took my 99-year-old friend to the grocery store earlier this week. There were several things on her list that I had in my pantry, so I had her skip those things. Yesterday, I packed them up and delivered them. A couple of things were expired, but she cares even less about expiration dates than I do.

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« Reply #323 on: March 14, 2024, 06:46:10 PM »
My mom's favorite singer is in town this weekend, and somehow tickets sold out before we even knew about it. I follow him on social media but for some reason they didn't post about it until tickets were already sold out (WTF?). They decided to play at a small intimate venue of 350 instead of the usual multi-thousand-seat venue, and it probably sold out really quick. They also sold out a couple of small venues in the suburbs.

Anyway... I've been checking several websites twice a day. Every day. For weeks. Waitlists. Stubhub. Last minute ticket releases. There are ways... you never know.

And guess who just scored tickets to Monday's show at the intimate 350-capacity venue for her mother? :-)

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« Reply #325 on: March 14, 2024, 11:22:26 PM »
Someone in my Buy Nothing group asked for a particular book, which is about a niche topic and a little older. I don't have it, and apparently, neither does the local library, but the Internet Archive does, so I suggested that.

I also heard back from the city. I reported an automatic soap dispenser that was squirting soap onto the floor of a park restroom, and they've fixed it.

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« Reply #326 on: March 15, 2024, 09:01:40 AM »
I also heard back from the city. I reported an automatic soap dispenser that was squirting soap onto the floor of a park restroom, and they've fixed it.
The world needs more heroes like you!

Lately I've been helping out a bipolar friend who was in a depressive state.  We've been spending a lot of time talking and I was able to inspire him to make an app.  Ever since he started on it he's been asking me for help and his mood has really turned around.   

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« Reply #327 on: March 15, 2024, 08:06:34 PM »
A coworker was laid off at the same time as me. I've been sending him lots of open job listings. I'm not particularly looking, but a lot have come my way anyway, & he definitely needs to have a job (five kids in college!)

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« Reply #328 on: March 15, 2024, 09:10:15 PM »
I also heard back from the city. I reported an automatic soap dispenser that was squirting soap onto the floor of a park restroom, and they've fixed it.
The world needs more heroes like you!

Lately I've been helping out a bipolar friend who was in a depressive state.  We've been spending a lot of time talking and I was able to inspire him to make an app.  Ever since he started on it he's been asking me for help and his mood has really turned around.

Ongoing emotional support for a friend is not such a small good deed! Even helping your friend find something to do besides spiral further into their depression is emotional support, and it may save a life or restore quality of life to someone who is suffering.


Reporting things that I find out of order in public places is partly self-serving. While some of the things I spot are merely unsightly or annoying, others are outright hazardous. Cracked pavement can trap a bike wheel, and uneven sidewalks are a tripping hazard. I once noticed a cover missing from a foot-deep (30cm) utility box in a sidewalk where people were walking. For that one, I went back to check and poked again when I found nothing had happened the first time. It got fixed soon after my second try prompted an escalation, with half a dozen city staff on the email chain. The cities around are usually pretty responsive, especially when it comes to obvious hazards, so I suspect they just missed the first report in that case.

I often walk or bike, which means I see more of our streets and sidewalks close up than most of my neighbors probably do, and I can safely and easily stop to take a photo of the problem. I've reported stuff before, so I know where to report to get the city's attention. It's nice to see potholes filled, leaks stopped, drains opened, and street lights working again. It's a small investment on my part for sometimes big results.

Anyone can do this kind of thing. Find out how to report things where you live (often an email address, app, or web form) and then keep your eyes open when you're out and about. Pro tip: potholes don't look like much, so try to frame your photo to include some of the surroundings, such as a building nearby, to help crews locate the problem when they arrive.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #329 on: March 15, 2024, 09:24:40 PM »
A coworker was laid off at the same time as me. I've been sending him lots of open job listings. I'm not particularly looking, but a lot have come my way anyway, & he definitely needs to have a job (five kids in college!)

I've done this, and also put people who are looking in touch with recruiters who contact me. I am trying to remember if I ever got a job by sending an application based on a listing I found, though. I've gotten a few interviews that way, but every job or nearly every job I've ever gotten was because I knew someone, however roundabout the connection.

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« Reply #330 on: March 15, 2024, 09:25:33 PM »
I saw an electrician company service van with a dangerously low rear tire. I called the number on the van to let them know. Unfortunately I didnít get the license plate or van ID number, but the lady on the phone thought she could figure it out based on location.

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« Reply #331 on: March 15, 2024, 11:31:25 PM »
I saw an electrician company service van with a dangerously low rear tire. I called the number on the van to let them know. Unfortunately I didnít get the license plate or van ID number, but the lady on the phone thought she could figure it out based on location.

Bravo! You might have saved a life or at least spared them some expensive damage to the van.

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« Reply #332 on: March 18, 2024, 09:24:48 AM »
Picked up trash at the park during DS17's soccer game. Bonus, there was a dime sitting near the trash.

This one is more for DH, but our elderly neighbor got her car wedged against her garage door. It damaged one of the side panels, and she couldn't get the car out. DH spent some time maneuvering the car back & forth to avoid further damage, while I helped from the back. He somehow managed it. He then spent a few hours yesterday buffing out the paint transfer from the garage door, and it looks fantastic. Definitely saved her a bunch of money on body work. Yesterday, i provided no assistance other than keeping his company while I drank a glass of wine & cheered him on.

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« Reply #333 on: March 20, 2024, 12:37:49 AM »
Picked up trash at the park during DS17's soccer game. Bonus, there was a dime sitting near the trash.


I wish those who frequent our neighborhood athletic field would clean up a bit better. Thanks for taking the initiative with yours.

Today's good deed: lent my spare "beater" bike (with lights, lock, and helmet) to someone who is without other transportation. Helping him get back on his feet otherwise will take more than one small good deed, however.

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« Reply #334 on: March 20, 2024, 05:48:18 PM »
Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I've signed up to run senior night for our soccer club (I also ran it for our high school). I will get volunteer hours (I get credit for 3 that goes against our billing), but this project is easily 5x that as a commitment. I also know that a friend does a lot of the heavy lifting if no one else volunteers, and we worked together successfully on the high school senior night, so I'm considering it a good turn for her as well.

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« Reply #335 on: March 20, 2024, 08:43:20 PM »
Removed a few pieces of loose plastic trash near a local waterway.

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« Reply #336 on: April 03, 2024, 05:45:28 PM »
-Picked up trash at two HS tennis matches
-Started working on my volunteer soccer project
-Returned carts at the grocery store, particularly when they were blocking spots

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #337 on: April 03, 2024, 11:57:38 PM »
Reported a bike-wheel-sized crack that's growing in the asphalt in a bike lane along my route and some graffiti.

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« Reply #338 on: April 04, 2024, 07:51:49 AM »
I had a surprise delivery of fresh flowers from a friend this week. 
I tipped the delivery driver generously because I remember when a family member had a similar delivery job and tips were very welcome and a big part of their income.  I know we all get crabby with the aggressive tipping culture but the driver was surprised and grateful. 

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« Reply #339 on: April 04, 2024, 06:20:02 PM »
-Picked up trash at two HS tennis matches
-Started working on my volunteer soccer project
-Returned carts at the grocery store, particularly when they were blocking spots

I really think this (from the "boring busy-work" thread) counts here, too:

-Got all of special needs aunt's bills set up for auto pay, & called her insurance agent & sorted out a bunch of stuff to save her money

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« Reply #340 on: April 04, 2024, 07:03:28 PM »
I had a surprise delivery of fresh flowers from a friend this week. 
I tipped the delivery driver generously because I remember when a family member had a similar delivery job and tips were very welcome and a big part of their income.  I know we all get crabby with the aggressive tipping culture but the driver was surprised and grateful.

I squirm when the payment terminal tablet asks me for a tip, especially somewhere I don't expect. I do not like the lingering cultural implication of keeping the servant class subservient and dependent upon humoring the whims of the moneyed. I do not at all miss the imperative of tipping when I visit any of the civilized countries that did away with tipping or never had it, and where appropriate pay is simply built into the price of the meal or other service.

That said, tipping a little extra is an effortless and inexpensive way to make someone's day.

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« Reply #341 on: April 04, 2024, 07:38:14 PM »
@crocheted_stache - thank you! It's ultimately for my aunt, but really to help my parents offload some of the burden of taking care of her. I know it's been weighing on them as they age as well.

And, I went to another HS tennis match & picked up trash today. It was windy & while the school is actually pretty clean, there was definitely plenty to pick up.

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« Reply #342 on: April 04, 2024, 08:55:46 PM »
This thread reassures my faith in humanity.

Today I spent an hour showing a friend how to learn a specific software application for free and set him up and walked him through it. He's been out of work for a while now (his industry never recovered after covid) and this will make him upskill to qualify for a job, if he persists with this.

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« Reply #343 on: April 04, 2024, 09:34:28 PM »
Asked friend if there was anything to add to today's grocery run. Got the thing. Well, DH got the thing. I just made sure it was on the list.

We are planning to have lost the receipt if the friend tries to pay us back. (Friend is low-income and has had a heck of a week. We expect the excuse to make the favor easier to accept. We "accidentally" bought an extra of something we knew the friend needed once before.)

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« Reply #344 on: April 04, 2024, 10:14:46 PM »
Was picking up takeout tonight* and the people in front of me were struggling with the ordering terminal, so I showed them the one thing they were literally throwing their hands up and going "what number? WHAT NUMBER!??!" about.

I bought a 10-pack of eclipse viewing glasses and I've been giving them away to all of my friends and family who didn't really know how or where to get them. We're in the 90% partial eclipse zone and the weather forecast is great so far, so it should be fun for everyone. I've given five of them away so far. If I end up with some extras I'll just go to the park and see if any people want to use them.

* Not Mustachian, but I'm on day four of a migraine and sometimes you just give up.

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« Reply #345 on: April 05, 2024, 09:39:22 AM »
Was picking up takeout tonight* .......

* Not Mustachian, but I'm on day four of a migraine and sometimes you just give up.

Money well spent!! this is what we save for, right? to use when in situatiosn like this.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #346 on: April 06, 2024, 03:34:58 AM »
Was picking up takeout tonight* .......

* Not Mustachian, but I'm on day four of a migraine and sometimes you just give up.

Money well spent!! this is what we save for, right? to use when in situatiosn like this.

+1 and why we need a "like" button.
@DollarSlice, you are one of the most prolific doers of good deeds on this thread.  I'm so sorry your have had a multiday migraine.  I hope some takeout at least lightened your load. 

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #347 on: April 09, 2024, 02:49:12 AM »
I bought a 10-pack of eclipse viewing glasses ... I've given five of them away so far. If I end up with some extras I'll just go to the park and see if any people want to use them.

I had fun with this and ended up wishing I bought more. I gave two to my parents, three to friends, two to people in the lobby of my building (staff members) and then as I stepped outside there were three school children (teens) griping about how no one had given them any glasses, so I handed them one and asked if they could share it (one girl immediately put them on and exclaimed "this is literally so cool") and then my last spare pair was snagged by a woman who saw me giving one to the kids and asked if I had two more (I assume for her kids). I only had one left for her but they can share!

Imagine being a teenager and being with your friends on the sidewalk and complaining that none of the adults in your life had seen fit to provide you with (Thing) and at that moment a stranger steps out of a door and just hands you one. 😂

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #348 on: April 09, 2024, 08:40:52 AM »
I love that, @Dollar Slice ! I'm sure they were thrilled. Well done.

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Re: One (small) good deed a day 2024
« Reply #349 on: April 09, 2024, 10:02:59 AM »
A multi-day project in the works, but my 85-year old neighbor is writing a memoir about his life, mostly for his family to have a written history in the future. He had it mostly written, and it's very entertaining, but he's got some vision issues so there were numerous minor punctuation, grammatical, formatting, etc. items that needed correcting in the manuscript. I offered to read and edit, which I have been doing for the past month, and now his work will be free of those issues so his family can enjoy without those distractions.