I posted this on Facebook, but I had to write a post about it as well. This morning, after a rather late night, my husband and I got up and got Alice ready to go to breakfast with my two oldest, bestest friends and their families. We were both tired and excited to see everyone and exchange Christmas gifts for the kiddos and visit a little, since we are all rarely together.
Anyway, we order and are talking and passing around the presents and our food get to the table. One of my friends hadn't got her breakfast and paused the waitress to ask whether it was ready. The waitress apologized and said, "I am so sorry. I didn't see it. Someone paid your ticket already and blah...blah...blah."
And we were all, "Wait...What?! Someone paid their ticket?"
"No. I mean, someone paid all of your tickets." And I think we all just stared at each other.
Some very nice person (or people) had decided to do a random act of kindness and paid for all of our breakfasts, including the tip. It was such an amazing thing to happen fairly early on a Sunday morning and we were all talking about how we'd heard and read stories about it, but it had never happened to us, etc. And how we are all going to try and do our own act of kindness and how much fun it would be.
So, even though I doubt the person or people read this blog: Thank you stranger for paying for our breakfasts and making our day brighter. We look forward to doing the same to someone else.
And readers: I hope you can do a random act of kindness too: it doesn't have to be anything big.