Kindness Daily: A Gallon Of Gas And A Gift Card

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A Gallon Of Gas And A Gift Card May 15, 2012 – Posted by DriftOff2Dream
My husband and I have six children and things have been tight financially.

He is a brick-mason and as a barter deal he agreed to build a sign base for a man who owns a sign company in return for a basset hound puppy.

The job was at the front of a cemetery. As we were working beside a busy road we noticed a well dressed man walking towards us. I looked beyond him and saw his car was parked on the roadside. When he reached us he asked if we had any gas he could have.

My husband reached into the back of the truck and handed him a gas can with a gallon or two of gas and a funnel and told him it should be enough to get him to the nearest gas station.

The man thanked him and walked back to his car. About twenty minutes passed and we finished our work. We waited ten more minutes and the man still hadn’t shown up with our gas can and funnel.

I started to feel disappointed, not angry but really disappointed, that he hadn’t brought the can back.

We finally decided that the man must have needed the can more than we did and left. While driving down the road we saw the man pass us so we turned around and saw he had pulled into the cemetery. When he got out he handed my husband a FULL gas can along with a gift card for 25.00!

That has really made a difference in my way of thinking. We didn’t expect anything from our good deed, it just felt good to be able to help. This ended up being a true act of kindness – to us!

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