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Old 09-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #15
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Great story. Most of us on this forum are blessed. We can help change thevworld one act of random kindness at a time. Thank your wife for inspiring us to be better people. She has planted many seeds with this one act. I agree she is a keeper.
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Hooray for random acts of kindness, when you need help let's hope there is someone as kind nearby.
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Wonderful! Everyone at some time in their life, could use a kind gesture! God Bless you!
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That's a great story!

We normally see the couple in front of us talking on a cell phone with a pack of smokes in his/her pocket, using food stamps for groceries and paying cash for beer and more smokes.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:21 PM   #19
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That's a great story!

We normally see the couple in front of us talking on a cell phone with a pack of smokes in his/her pocket, using food stamps for groceries and paying cash for beer and more smokes.
Yes, many eploit those who do great things like this for other things. Had a fellow approach me in a downtown district stating he was hungry and needed money to eat. I offered to walk him down the block to a restaurant and I would pay for the lunch special. He told me to *&^% ^$*, so I did.
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My hat goes off to you both!

First (and most importantly) to your wife for her kindness of heart in acting on this random gift. And secondly to you, for without the relationship you two have created together, and the comfort you have bestowed upon your wife to be able to do this without question from you, this may not have happened.
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My hat goes off to you both!

First (and most importantly) to your wife for her kindness of heart in acting on this random gift. And secondly to you, for without the relationship you two have created together, and the comfort you have bestowed upon your wife to be able to do this without question from you, this may not have happened.
Well said, and so true. It's the relationships that make life worth living.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:09 AM   #22
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When my brother and I were being raised by a single parent, we were fortunate to have folks like you help us. Cain, it the bible, asked God, "Am I my brothers keeper?" The answer is Yes! We who are blessed should bless people in their time of need, it won't go un-noticed! It is a shame we have people in this great country living hand to mouth, even on the verge of starvation. "If you want a friend, then be a friend, do not forsake or slack, do you deeds without a thought, someone will pay you back." Three cheers for your wife.
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Yep, I would hang on to her! What goes around comes around! We should all hope that we have that same opportunity to help a less fortunate person. Good luck & God bless!
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This is not to denigrate the OP's wife's act, but did it ever occur to anyone that the couple may have been scam artists hoping someone would pick up the bill for them? They can put on a pretty convincing act and are not beneath using their children as props for their act. An EBT (bridge card) that "doesn't work" is a common scam. I've seen it too many times. I'll wager if you all had waited long enough, they would have suddenly found some cash they "forgot" they had.
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This is not to denigrate the OP's wife's act, but did it ever occur to anyone that the couple may have been scam artists hoping someone would pick up the bill for them? They can put on a pretty convincing act and are not beneath using their children as props for their act. An EBT (bridge card) that "doesn't work" is a common scam. I've seen it too many times. I'll wager if you all had waited long enough, they would have suddenly found some cash they "forgot" they had.
Yes, you're right. There are lots of those out there. Anyway, her heart was in the right place. Let's just hope this one was legit!
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Reminds me of a story of a man and an unrelated woman in an airport.. The clerk had just told her she needed an additional $35.00 for her extra checked bag.. She had no money, since her husband had gone overseas before her leaving her with just enough to cover her needs as she caught up.. The man in line behind her, A tall, well spoken, well dressed gentleman of color, pulled out his wallet and paid the fee for her. She got his name and address and sent him a check soon as her husbnd picked her up overseas.

Oh, that was some years ago.. As for the man who paid the fee, Well he went on his way..He has moved since then though. I can not tell you his old address but I can tell you his current address: 1600 Pennsylvania Av. Washington DC.

Perhaps your wife can move in when he moves out? (Who knows, might be better at the job)

Tell you wife: GOOD JOB. for me, will you.
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This is not to denigrate the OP's wife's act, but did it ever occur to anyone that the couple may have been scam artists hoping someone would pick up the bill for them? They can put on a pretty convincing act and are not beneath using their children as props for their act. An EBT (bridge card) that "doesn't work" is a common scam. I've seen it too many times. I'll wager if you all had waited long enough, they would have suddenly found some cash they "forgot" they had.
Thought of that , but based on what they were buying and based on 25 years on a job where we had to "read" people, I believe they were legit. As I said, they had a case of water and some small "lunch" items. There were no cigarettes, pop, candy or chips. The items were such as thing needed to survive.
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Your wife is a wonderful person

Your wife is a wonderful person. I'm just sorry to hear that the municipal water system where you are is unsafe to drink. Otherwise someone feeding their family off food stamp money would likely take their empty plastic water bottles to a tap to fill up. But perhaps there was a local disaster that rendered the water supply not potable temporarily.

Warm regards to you and your generous wife,

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