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Here are your random acts of kindness

From returning a lost purse to giving an elderly neighbour a lift, our commenters tell us about their recent acts of kindness.

KINDNESS IS NEVER going to be overrated – a kind deed goes a very long way.

So when we heard that there is going to be a Random Acts of Kindness festival in Clonakilty this weekend, we decided to ask our readers if they had been kind to someone lately.

Here’s what they told us they did:

Rescued a hedgehog

Bren: I rescued a hedgehog which had fallen into a storm drain. The poor thing was exhausted and had nearly drowned.

Helped an elderly lady with Alzheimers

Wesley: There was this old dear with alzheimer’s sitting beside me in a pub. I could see she had 8 whiskeys in like 10 minutes. I wasn’t impressed with the barman for serving her, knowing she had alzheimer’s. The old lady turned to me and said I’ve only had 2 but I don’t feel well. So I told her I’d walk her home. She said she lived across the street. So I told my mate id be back in a few minutes and helped the old lady up and brought her across the street.

Walked a blind man across the road

Lynn: I stopped the car in traffic and got out to help a blind man cross the road as he was near a corner where there was no traffic lights. Also dropped an elderly neighbor to mass on sat evening, He was giving himself 45 mins for the walk, which would be a 5 min walk for me, and in this heat too! I couldn’t pass him.

Revived a bumble bee

Lillian: A bumble bee who appeared to be exhausted…got my saucer made up a sugar water solution in ratio of 2 Tbsp sugar 2 cold water mixed well , crumpled but kitchen roll on top of it so that when I put bee on saucer it didn’t drown. I had only read this tip few days before from the bee keepers Assoc. Placed bumble on saucer left him & after while it had energy enough to fly away.

Paid the toll for someone else

Alan: Paid for the next car coming behind me at the Toll.

Collected money for the ISPCA

Caroline: Collected money for ispca for two hours in Gordy last weekend. As I have had many animals from the ispca, I thought it was nice to give something back

Helped out the neighbours

Philip: Power washed neighbour’s front and back garden. Got rid of nettles on estate so kids wouldn’t hurt themselves. Also cleared her gutters as I was doing mine. I’m a big believer in karma.


Róisín: I am chick-sitting and house-sitting for my co-worker this week while see visits her family across the pond

Returned a lost purse

Chloe: [Saw] a woman drop her purse and chased her through the shopping centre to give it back.

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