Seems like all we hear or read about is things that people do to hurt each other, never the things people do to help. The often used term: "A Random Act of Kindness" is somewhat lost in time. Well, on Saturday it happened to my wife and me not once, but twice!
On our second trip to the movies to see "Lincoln," I had dropped my wife off at the entrance to get tickets and went to park my truck. While in line, a lady picked her out, apparently at random, and presented her with a ticket. She stated that her daughter was sick and unable to attend, would she like the ticket? My wife graciously accepted the free ticket and when I came in she gave it to me with a short explanation.
She had me go get our usual popcorn and soda deal and proceed to get us seats. As I was entering the theater my cell rang. When I answered it was my wife informing me that when she got to the ticket counter they had sold out the showing. She informed she would shop around until I got out of the movie. As we were conversing about the bad luck on tickets, a nice man came up to me and offered to sell me another ticket, someone in his party never showed up after he bought the tickets. After a few unsuccessful attempts to reach my wife, he said I could have the ticket and keep trying to reach her. By luck the next ring she answered.
So, due to the kindness of these two random people who at a moment in time gave of themselves, we were reunited and watched a great movie together as originally planned.
My wife and I appreciate those nameless individuals from the bottom of our heart. We hope they receive a like deed in return some day.