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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 8 December, 2019

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from TheJournal.ie commenters.

LAST MONDAY, WE asked you what was the nicest thing anyone had ever done for you.

We all have a story or two of how another person’s selfless act of kindness saved us when were were in a tight spot.

Your answers were overwhelming – so we thought we’d share them with you to beat the mid-week slump, restore a bit of your faith in your fellow man and warm you up on this winter’s day.

Ita told us her story of an anonymous Good Samaritan:

I left my backpack with €1500.00 in it ( proceeds of sale from my shop) on the ground and drove home. The terror panic which followed was unbelievable. Went back but of course the bag was gone. I went home and…my phone rang. A man said “I’d say you’re a worried woman right now..”. He went on to say his wife had found the bag. Shaking with relief, I offered to meet her. No need, he said, my business card was in the bag and his wife had already dropped it off there. He refused to give his or her name so maybe they will see this post so I can say thank thank thank you again.

Meanwhile, Fergal Clohessy was once helped out by a couple of guardian angels while lost in a foreign city:

I was in Warsaw a few years ago and had gotten lost after a nightclub. It was about 4 am and really cold. I asked a middle aged couple for directions and they happily obliged. I headed in the direction they told me and about 10 minutes later I could hear foot steps running towards me from behind. I was fairly nervous. Turns out the man brought his wife home and fearful for my safety he caught up with me and walked me to my hotel. I’ll never forget that cold night in Warsaw

Bernie Twomey told us about her faith in kindness being restored: 

A lovely guy called Gearoid helped me recently when I busted my right tyre. A guy nearly drove me off the road but Gearoid restored my faith in man kind by taking time out to help me, get me a new typre, replace it etc.

And Breedge told us about a man who put his kindness for others above his own dire situation:

I was in a bar in Liverpool one night a few years ago when my purse was sticking out of my bag, a man tapped me on the shoulder and told me there was 300 pounds in the purse. When I was leaving the bar, the same man was outside begging. I couldn’t believe this. I made sure I gave him something as a thank you

Perhaps the story that gave us the biggest warm and fuzzy feeling came from Paul Somers and Silent Majority – one commenter who had been in need and another who had helped them out, over ten years ago:

What an amazing connection.

Electric Ireland are asking members of the public to do a good deed and choose a charity to benefit. Go to Powering Kindness to see how you can log your deeds. Your good deed could even be something as simple sharing this article to perk up a friend who might need a smile.

What will your act of kindness be today?

Open thread: What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? >

Read: 7 tips for saving money this winter>

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