Thinking about what had happened the previous day, how some random stranger whom I will never know paid for my Starbucks coffee, I decided I would do a random act of kindness too. It would be my way of paying the good deed forward to another random stranger. That morning. I dropped my oldest son, Noah, off at school and headed to McDonald’s for a cup of coffee. After ordering my coffee, I pulled up to the window to pay. I hesitated a little to give the cashier my money so that I could hear the man (in what seemed to be a camouflaged colored F-150 monster truck) place his order. Sheesh, I’m not good at remembering vehicle models at all! My heart was pacing and I was getting nervous. I was hoping his order would be within my cash budget, and thankfully it was! He ordered something cheap and I had the exact change in my hand! I handed the cashier my cash and told her to tell the man I said “God bless”. I took off and picked up my order at the next window. I did not have to wait long at all and I wish I did so that I could have time to put my money away. I grabbed my drink and headed to the back of the McDonald’s to pull out on the street I needed to get on. I took a moment to put my change away before I got on the busy street. I then saw the man in the monster truck coming behind me, so I threw my wallet on the passenger seat and turned onto the far lane of the busy street in order to make a left turn. The man did too! At the red light, I got to put my wallet away and I refused to look at my rear view mirror. I was so embarrassed, I didn’t want him to see me. I really wanted his experience to be like mine was, I never got to see who paid for my order the day before. Well, it didn’t turn out that way for me. We ended up driving side by side for about 3 long blocks before I got to get on the freeway and go a different way. Awkward. I was feeling happy and excited about what I had just done and I really hope the man was happy too. I wonder if he saw the smile on my face, I think I smiled all the way to the freeway. Lol! It was a neat experience, I want to do it again. The next time, however, I will have to plan it out differently so that it would be a little more anonymous. 😉
Tell me about your random act of kindness, received or given. Was it awkward, yet fun and exciting?