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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
— Jawaharlal Nehru

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

— Jawaharlal Nehru

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Well Wishes

Your film came across my Facebook page via American Documentary Festival. I watched your trailer and it looks like a wonderful project and film you’ve made. I wish I had been able to head out to Palm Springs this weekend to see it in person. I wish you two all the best with your film :)

If you  are ever in need of some kindness in Los Angeles, I’d be happy to have you.

Robert Nachman (robertnachman.com)

 

Thank you, Robert!

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Rain Buddies

Yesterday I was waiting at the bus stop, when rain started pouring down. There is only a small shelter at the bus stop and about a dozen people including myself, crammed under this thing to get out of the rain. I looked sideways and through the glass, I saw an older business man in a suit who had an umbrella walk over to a middle-aged man who was obviously living on the streets, and say a word to him before holding the umbrella over the both of them. It’s nice to see people helping each other, regardless of their differences.

 

- Nick

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An Email From Christie

As a wedding gift I gave my friends 100, $1bills that I wanted them to give away in random acts of kindness while they visited the U.S. on their honeymoon.

Anyway, I got this email from the bride on Christmas Day which made me smile.
"Hey chick. Just letting you know we’ve given away a wad of your pressie. Only to homeless people at the moment. Roger is getting right into it! Bought a homeless guy a sandwich and some chips for his mate. And an orange.The homeless guy sold it back to Roger who then gave it back for free. The homeless guy then tried to give Roger his trolley. A very merry Christmas.  Roger said: "I just feel real good doing it!". No photos as it’s a bit intrusive but we are on your mission."
Nice, hey?!
- Christie

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Spreading the Holiday Joy

I am volunteering as a gift wrapper at Barnes and Noble in Dewitt and I just received a wonderful card! Thank you, my co-volunteer and I both agree it fits in with our organization, which is HOBY. Thanks!

- Mark

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Parental love

I just have to shout out to the amazing folks who raised me… I was telling my dad about the recovery effort and how we need batteries for all the folks without power, he disappears into his bedroom and comes out with a hundred bucks: “here, go to Mardens and buy batteries and flashlights and whatever else you can get with this”. This is the same guy who has been scraping and saving for a used car for over 6 months, driving on an expired inspection sticker with bald tires and rust everywhere. Guaranteed that came straight out of his car fund. 

Separately, I just got off the phone with my mom, who literally moved four days ago. She’s decided that she’s coming down next week to volunteer for the relief effort, once she gets her heater installed. #myparentsaresuperheroes
~Charlotte

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Drinks are on me.

Today after getting the great news that I got the internship I’ve been wanting, I went out for celebratory drinks with an old friend. A lady at the table next to me overheard me talking about how ecstatic I was and interjected to say how much she appreciated my positivity because her life was “in the dumps.” I told her I was glad to be able to brighten her day in any way. She looked rather sad and lonely and had a few empty drinks in front of her even though she was sitting alone. I discretely asked the waiter to add her bill to mine and I would pay it. My friend and I happily included her in our conversation, and when we left I gave her a sticker that said “smile” that a random stranger in Washington Square Park had given me earlier in the day. I left before she could realize that her meal and drinks were paid for, but, god, I hope she got a smile on her face that lasted after that surprise…

~Hari

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How Strangers Helped Me…

I’ve been in foster care since December 2003; I moved around to different places, each couple I have stayed with have been so accepting of me in their home, they make you part of the family. Each time I changed placement, I never knew them and the longer I stayed there, the more I felt like a part of their family :) Im now 17 and I’ve been with the same carers for nearly 6 years. Im soon to be 18 in October, and I am entering the adult world with the skills that my foster carers have taught me :) 

~Kelly Ann

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If at first you don’t succeed, try something else

My husband and I thought it would be great to pay for someone’s laundry.  I mean they had to lug it all the way to the laundromat.  We first had to figure out where local laundromat’s are!  Went to the bank for some rolls of quarters.  We are set.  Went to #1, only 1 person folding the last of their clothes. #2, everyone already had their clothes in the dryer.  Back to #1, still no one. The next day, #1, a person with 1 load already started. Day 3, #1, no luck.  Let’s ditch the laundry idea for now. On the way to the laundromat we passed a skate park with lots of kids.  We went to the grocery store and bought 20 bottles of Gatorade, Powerade, etc and passed them out.  The kids asked why and kind of were curious at first.  I mean we were total strangers (in our 40’s). We said because it is hot, that is all, no other reason. They kids were very appreciative and polite and full of thanks. 

~Leah