Kindness Daily: A Small Gesture Meant a Great Deal

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A Small Gesture Meant a Great Deal October 31, 2011 – Posted by amer
This is just a short story but it really brought home to me how very small acts of kindness and even courtesy have bigger effects than we realise.

I have a bad back which flares up from time to time. Yesterday I was out walking while carrying shopping bags and my keys. My keys slipped from my hand and fell to the ground. The problem was that because of my back I couldn’t bend down to get them. I was just thinking of how to get around this when two teenage girls came up beside me. Without even speaking to me, one of the girls just reached down, picked up my keys, handed them to me and went on her way.

While it was a small gesture and she couldn’t have known that I was in too much pain to bend down, it meant a great deal to me at that moment.

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