I didnt want to write about this here, but the post would be incomplete without it, so here goes. We decided to celebrate the new year by buying groceries for an ashram near my place. My friend and I went to a super store nearby and we spoke to a very nice customer service manager who told us that they can get things delivered to the ashram the next day. They usually dont deliver, but given the bulk purchase, they were making an exception. They asked us to pay for the groceries at the counter and to pay the delivery person, the delivery charges when the product got delivered.
Since the place was a little far away, we pegged that this would be the last order of the day and my friend and I were getting ready to leave when the delivery person called me.
He was already quite close to the place. I requested him to deliver the groceries and told him to take the payment due for the delivery (just the delivery charges) from the ashram. We could pay them when we reached we rationalized.
He agreed and he later called me to tell me the delivery was complete. We reached the place and spent a peaceful hour there and asked them how much we owed for the delivery. They mentioned there was no delivery charge! I was stunned. The driver had told them there was nothing to pay and had helped them transport everything inside too.
I called up the driver after reaching hime and thanked him. He told me, "Madam, if you are going there next month, please let me know and i would love to deliver it myself."
Unexpected kindness from a complete stranger. I have no words for a change and I am so grateful that I had a chance to glimpse at acts of kindness like this, which restores my dying faith in humanity.
Thank you bhaiyya - may your kind live long and prosper. Thank you!
2017 ends on a high everyone! Here is to 2018.