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Maybe it's my "out-of-towner" sensibility, but I don't usually expect to see unusually kind acts from random starngers in Brooklyn. I'm not trying to be stereotypical, and I realize that there are many many Chesed organizations, etc. Brooklyn can come off as being so impartial, so cold sometimes, which is one of the major disadvantages to such a large grouping of people in one place...

In any event, my wife and I took a trip down Bay Parkway to Babies R Us in Bensonhurst, to buy various and sundry products for our little boy.

We were trying to determine which brand of diapers and exactlt how many we should get one a random woman approached us. I couldn't tell if she was Jewish, but that's neither here nor there. She asked us if we had any coupons, and when we said no, she started riffling through her purse to give us a whole wad of coupons. She insisted we take them, and then continued to track us down through the store to offer us more coupons on other necessary things we had on our shopping list.

Isn't that nice?

3 Comments:

That's great.

By Blogger Ezzie, at March 28, 2009 11:27 PM  

funny.

By Blogger curlygirl, at April 01, 2009 11:20 AM  

Very nice. I just wrote a post this morning on unexpected acts of kindness being long remembered.

http://bolstablog.wordpress.com/2009/05/01/kindnesses/

Phil Bolsta
bolstablog.com
Author of "Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything" (www.sixtysecondsbook.com)

By Blogger PHIL BOLSTA, at May 01, 2009 11:58 AM  

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