The Kindness of Strangers « Shoot Me Now

Shoot Me NowThe Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers
Published on Friday, May 1, 2009 by

picture of a lacrosse pictureI received a call from my son’s high school Lacrosse coach today.  He said that one of the kids on the team was signed up (and paid) for two Lacrosse day camp sessions at a nearby local college for the summer.  It is a four day camp, meals included (in the a/c dining center), excellent coach and training, indoor Lacrosse as well as outdoor… it is the bomb-diggety.  The cost?  $260 for four days.  That is why I didn’t sign my son up when I first heard about it.

Apparently this woman’s son decided to go to the $600+ “away for a week camp” instead.  She asked the coach if there were two boys on the team who could benefit the day camp who would not normally be able to pay for it.  That is why the coach called.  Instead of asking for her money back, this wonderful mother is donating the camp sessions to other team members.  And my boy is a recipient.

I cannot begin to tell you how I felt when I hung up from this call.  My son has just been given an amazing opportunity by an incredibly generous family.  And to top it off, he was selected by his coach as someone who would both enjoy it and benefit from it.  A gift from a stranger – and a significant one at that.  It has renewed my faith in this world and the people who live in it. 

Have you been touched by a stranger?  Or even a friend or family member?  Has someone helped you when you needed it the most?  Or done something for you “just because?”  Or have you helped someone yourself?  Please share… I think we all need some positive stories right now!

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  • Thats really great for your son.
    My best friend,Leah, is always helping me out. No matter what the problem

  • Sean

    My wife received a letter near Easter time with no return address. There was a Farm Fresh $50 card in it with a note, “This is a gift I am making as a Lenten offering in anticipation of Easter. May God bless you during this Holy season.” My wife wept after reading the note. We were in the middle of some hard times, and this gift meant the world to us. Anonymous is always best!

  • Ariel

    My family had someone bring us a bag of much needed food during a hard week. It was embarrassing but overwhelming because we needed it so bad. There ARE good people still!

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