Do you have a story of a stranger doing something nice for you? A random act of kindness for which you were on the receiving end? It is one of the best feelings in the world! Only second to actually being the one to perform the random act of kindness. It is as simple as complimenting a stranger on their scarf or their glasses. But it can also be as complex and selfless as giving up your seat on a plane to a mother and her baby traveling during the holidays.
Twitter master and writer Nicole Cliffe recently asked people to share the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for them, and oh boy the internet delivered. The stories you are about to read will warm your heart in ways you did not even know it could be warmed. They are so wonderful! If you have lost your faith in humanity (and honestly, who hasn't these days), these stories are guaranteed to restore it.
All Nicole Cliffe has to do is ask the internet a simple question.And the internet pretty much always comes through with incredible answers. Get ready to cry tears of joy!
Nicole started off with a few of her own.This is amazing. Language barriers didn't matter. Just being there was enough support in a tough situation like this.
@Nicole_Cliffe So I talk to this guy and I answer questions, and I try to be encouraging and I’m maybe sounding a l… https://t.co/J9NLckHFhU— Joecus Jokus (@Joecus Jokus)1551728113.0
Bookstore call continued...
@Nicole_Cliffe And SHE, this 50-something lesbian talks to this stranger on the phone. And a LINE FORMS BEHIND HER.… https://t.co/AFvGkYYVr8— Joecus Jokus (@Joecus Jokus)1551728210.0
After hoursSomeone else posted an extremely similar story, only they told their boss they had to miss work for personal reasons and that it would never happen again, and their boss trusted them implicitly.
Stranded in Germany
@Nicole_Cliffe At 18yo in 1987 I was stranded in Frankfurt Germany. There were no ATMs that you could use in other… https://t.co/MG5x9rTKWH— Lady Veteran IAmVanessaGuillen (@Lady Veteran IAmVanessaGuillen)1551840435.0
@Nicole_Cliffe He put out his hand to shake. Explained he honked but noticed his error when he saw the woman so hon… https://t.co/B8Dbm7P4fA— Paul Bae (@Paul Bae)1551726760.0
Cedar Point hero
@Nicole_Cliffe My dad is a big dude. He can be pretty physically intimidating & has a loud voice. He leaned over th… https://t.co/VUewkps7II— rebecca mix, soup whisperer (@rebecca mix, soup whisperer)1551792662.0
Cedar Point hero continued
@Nicole_Cliffe The guys took off and the two girls turned to my dad in TEARS and kept thanking him and he just patt… https://t.co/EF00oc2bLr— rebecca mix, soup whisperer (@rebecca mix, soup whisperer)1551792766.0
@Nicole_Cliffe (Welcome to my childhood). At that point, a hot British guy from the next table stood up, came over… https://t.co/1x1HRQsJVU— Nicola (I already voted, thanks) Cameron (@Nicola (I already voted, thanks) Cameron)1551732453.0
The new chivalry
@Nicole_Cliffe Hugely pregnant, public transportation, end of the day rush hour, summer, Phoenix. White business du… https://t.co/q4wbDZ10C1— The Cathinator (@The Cathinator)1551728691.0
@Nicole_Cliffe He came up to me and with the GENTLEST VOICE IN THE WHOLE WORLD asked me if I was okay, if there was… https://t.co/lMi3S7I8yR— elaine from hell! (@elaine from hell!)1551729555.0
@Nicole_Cliffe was nothing they could do and I left on the verge of tears. He ran out after me and handed me a new,… https://t.co/Fz9VY0y6ue— Shelby Hintze (@Shelby Hintze)1551732122.0
Parallel parking compliment
@Nicole_Cliffe I was parallel parking and when I got out of the car a homeless guy yelled "HEY... you did a really good job parking"— Zoe Louisa Lewis (@Zoe Louisa Lewis)1551728222.0
@Nicole_Cliffe When my friend died I had to speak to homicide cops, when they were done the detective put me in a c… https://t.co/eegEKO17Ax— 👻Chris Scare-o-gero 🦇 (@👻Chris Scare-o-gero 🦇)1551730395.0
@Nicole_Cliffe We ended up sitting around the gate sharing sob stories. One guy was in the army and headed home pos… https://t.co/XgHuxavwfj— Elizabeth Sampat (@Elizabeth Sampat)1551728564.0
Holiday hero continued
@Nicole_Cliffe I was able to spend Christmas with my family. He didn’t. I’m still choked up about this 15 years later.— Elizabeth Sampat (@Elizabeth Sampat)1551728804.0
Nice catcallingOh man, it sucks that we live in a world where men being nice is an anomaly, but here we are! Catcalling stories turned wholesome are a whole genre of responses to this thread, as you will soon see...
"Bless you" brigade
@bananafitz @Nicole_Cliffe I once sneezed while walking past a construction site, and then received a loud chorus o… https://t.co/fUUKEbctee— Beamish Ghoul (@Beamish Ghoul)1551727238.0
@beamish_girl @bananafitz @Nicole_Cliffe Had a car with broken AC, it was 90+ in Kansas City, driving with the wind… https://t.co/RfjRDlcL2i— Katie (@Katie)1551728077.0
@beamish_girl @deayzee @KatieKCMO @bananafitz @Nicole_Cliffe Walking past a construction site and a man told me my… https://t.co/78ND950eQx— Dr. Willa Hammitt Brown (@Dr. Willa Hammitt Brown)1551799095.0
@Nicole_Cliffe in the late stages of labor and my mom straight up finished delivering her baby in the front seat of… https://t.co/h7DyeTaMi1— Lydia Albano (@Lydia Albano)1551730930.0
@Nicole_Cliffe I fainted on the subway once and a kind, elderly Chinese woman who spoke no English waited with me,… https://t.co/k5rq2mBj5W— Lauren Rankin (@Lauren Rankin)1551734010.0
Strangers' coatsThis is so nice! That has got to be scary. I am so glad several people stopped and helped her. Don't worry; they also called an ambulance.
A nice comment
@Nicole_Cliffe Ex and kid and I had just gotten off a red-eye flight during which the baby was overtired, feverish… https://t.co/ohAhFrh4tu— andi zeisler (@andi zeisler)1551728114.0
@Nicole_Cliffe I was in the middle of a silent panic attack while waiting on a flight. Another passenger’s assistan… https://t.co/gmVnBS2z4X— 🦇Count JudgeYouHarshly🦇 (@🦇Count JudgeYouHarshly🦇)1551729135.0
@Nicole_Cliffe A TA found me hyperventilating and sobbing because I had missed the final. She scheduled a make up a… https://t.co/gCJZ7muy2i— alicia (@alicia)1551729385.0
@Nicole_Cliffe The best part of the story, though, is that his friends kept saying he should just call the cops and… https://t.co/4OU9kxYZOk— s. eek smith (@s. eek smith)1551733084.0
Nice celebrity couple
@Nicole_Cliffe And they gave me water and medicine and let me sit with them and cry. It was Shepard who initially a… https://t.co/B6XoPMxaHV— Lizzie O'Leary (@Lizzie O'Leary)1551727880.0
@Nicole_Cliffe Saved my life by breaking a window and pulling me out of a burning house when I was 7. Broke his wri… https://t.co/pw1Vo1hcxO— AWhitneyBrown (@AWhitneyBrown)1551834115.0