Junk Drawer #4 – Random Acts of Kindness

February 17th, 2021 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It got me thinking about the time I was the recipient of a random act of kindness.

It happened a couple summers ago. I was heading home after working a long, hot day at the Iowa State Fair. I stopped at a Kum & Go for a fountain drink. Before entering the store, I held the door for a delivery driver that was doing his best to manhandle a full hand truck. He said, “Thank you,” and we both went about our business.

When I got to the register to pay for my drink the cashier told me, “Your drink is on me today. I appreciated how you were nice and held the door for the delivery driver.”

That made my day and is an experience I’ll never forget.

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness?