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WDW 05-30-2016 07:50 AM

Paying it Forward
 
Let's start a new thread -- BIGGER than "Your latest RV stuff purchase".

Here we go:

Anonymously paid waitress to cover the breakfast of two NYS Troopers in Orchard Park, NY @ Denny's. Told her to tell them thank you for keeping the roads safe this holiday weekend.


2016 Coachmen Mirada 35 BH
2015 Jeep Roadmaster AT. tow bar with RVI2 supplemental.

Taking in the sight wherever our Trolley takes us...

MSHappyCampers 05-30-2016 09:19 AM

Three or four years ago, right after buying the Windsor, the KVH satellite dome went belly-up. It was going to cost about $500 for fix it. I had a thread going about the problem, and one of our good friends here on IRV2 PM'd me that he had removed a KVH R5SL dome to update to HD, and he offered to give me his old one, that was working fine, just for the cost of shipping! Needless to say, I jumped on that, and the dome is still working great after all this time. :bow::bow:

I have been looking for a way to "pay-it-forward", and finally was able to do that, at least in a small way.

We replaced our 3-burner gas cooktop with one of the double-burner True Induction cooktops, and had a thread going about the induction install. I mentioned that I would give the gas cooktop to anyone that needed one for the cost of shipping. Got an answer right back and was able to help someone else in need. It's a good feeling! :thumb::D

dverstra 05-31-2016 05:36 AM

I recently upgraded my RV by replacing the existing 1 Panel and the Heliotrope RV-30D Controller with 4 Solar Panels and a new MPPT Solar Controller. While doing some searching on this forum, I ran across a member that was looking for that specific controller. I sent him a PM and sent him the controller for the cost of shipping.

scenic route 05-31-2016 12:46 PM

While paying our own bill, we had the cashier tally four USAF personnel's breakfast bills at our favorite joint...geez, they were young!:facepalm: Made our day, though.

Mike and Cha 05-31-2016 01:03 PM

We went to breakfast a few weeks ago after Church. We saw the Assistant Principal of the Catholic School my Grandson goes to having breakfast with her family. I see her everyday when picking him up from School and she really takes care of those kids, watching over them when getting released from School ect. I know they don't pay any Teacher/School Administrator enough and it's even worse in the private school system.

We told the waiter to give us their bill and not to tell them it was us. He came back to us a few minutes later and asked us if we wanted to reconsider because they bought a whole pie to take home. I told him I didn't care just to give me their bill. We had their bill, but the waiter told them we picked it up. She came over and thanked us and said nobody in her entire career had ever done that, and then asked if she could at least pay for the pie. We told her no, we would get the whole bill and we just wanted her to know how much she was appreciated. She was almost in tears, but it made us feel better than you could imagine that something so minor would mean so much to a deserving person.

DGBPokes 05-31-2016 01:33 PM

At an Olive Garden for dinner a few weeks ago, saw an Army Lieutenant, in uniform, having diner alone. We picked up his tab anonymously of course.

WDW 05-31-2016 02:00 PM

NICE! Thanks -- I just knew there was so many nice things going on.

It's not about boasting, it's just sharing to remind all of us that we are blessed and sharing and doing nice things pays way more tha it costs

WELL DONE FELLOW RVers!!

Keep them coming!


2016 Coachmen Mirada 35 BH
2015 Jeep Roadmaster AT. tow bar with RVI2 supplemental.

Taking in the sight wherever our Trolley takes us...

Pepper2 05-31-2016 02:16 PM

A married police officer with two young children was shot and killed in the line of duty. His name is Allen Jacobs and I believe he was from N. Carolina. We sent the family a card with a check enclosed. It will not ease their pain and loss, but hopefully will help them a little with the financial strain they must be experiencing. If you would like to also help, just google Police officer Allen Jacobs. The collections are thru a local community bank.

Wayne MD 05-31-2016 10:55 PM

Keep up the good words ,there a many who should let us in on their good deeds.

georgelesley 06-01-2016 05:41 AM

Recently we upgraded from a rig with 30 amp power to one with 50 amp service. In the process we wound up with a unneeded 30 amp surge protector. A few weeks ago we met a lovely couple in a CW waiting room that had just bought their first RV and it had 30 amp service. When we got home we sent them the surge protector with our best wishes. A few days later we received a nice gift card for Crackle Barrell with their best wishes. :)

Brian W 06-01-2016 05:46 AM

As part of an inspection team, we were heading to Portland, OR to conduct an inspection of a unit. Boarding our flight from Dallas I noticed about 5 soldiers in their camo's. I asked one of them if they were headed home and was told they were on their 2 week leave from Iraq and had to return for 6 more months after their 2 weeks was up.

I found a flight attendant, and told her that I would cover the bill for anything the soldiers wanted during the four hour flight. The flight attendant looked at me and said "honey, that's sweet, but as long as I am on here they ain't payin' for nuthin'.

At the end of the flight the Captain came over the intercom, and asked that we all remain seated so the soldiers could deplane first. As they left, the entire plane started clapping. It was a great feeling.

Bigd9 06-01-2016 07:43 AM

When we were a bit younger, we had 3 Girl Scout troops coming to hour house for meetings and trip planning. One little girl at first shied away from me and hung on Sharon like a fly on a sticky bun. Then after weeks of meetings she started to soften up to me and we actually could talk to each other. We called her Boots because that is all she would wear at our house. I found out she always got the handme downs from her brothers, and "I never got new clothes in all my life".

Being very careful, we got my daughters to donate bag of things in Boots size and donated them to the little girls church with a message they should give them to this little girls family. At the next meeting she came in beaming and showing all of her "brand new things" her mom had given her! She said "I can't wait till next week and show you more things I got"! What a good feeling.:D I think my girls got more out of that donation then the Boots did!

MSHappyCampers 06-01-2016 09:17 AM

This is now my favorite "feel good" thread! :thumb::D

luckyd 06-01-2016 09:34 AM

We stay in the same park during our "summer" at home.

There are always newbies coming through the park and lots
of Americans on the way to Alaska.

A few weeks back a MH from California pulled into the park.
The couple came over and asked if they could take us out for dinner.
I asked "why" and they said that we had helped out their son
with a problem on his rig, and he wanted to thank us.

A very good feeling.

We are always trying to assist newbies and strangers coming
through, but this is done from the heart.

I have always tried to live by "The Golden Rule".

Thanks for the topic.

0rion 06-01-2016 09:42 AM

I used to do this stuff from time to time with mixed results. Some of it is my method I believe and some of it is just luck. I used to work at a place that had semi trucks coming in and we would have to unload some stuff and sit it on the dock so we could load our stuff. The companies would then just give it to the dock staff.
There was a busted pallet of dog food we got one time. We all had dogs so we split it. I talked a few of the other guys into giving me their bags so I could donate them. I loaded them up in her suv and had my wife carry them down to the local dog pound and give it to those guys. Took her forever to get someone to come out and unload it and then the guy was throwing the bags around like he was mad. Not so much as a thank you from anyone there. It was 500 pounds of dog food....would've thought they would be a little more appreciative.
I got a free washer and dryer from work. Loaded them in the truck and went to the local laundry mat. Waited until I saw a lady in there doing laundry that had 2-3 kids and approached her and told her she could have them. She had no way of getting them home but said her brother would come by and get them. Waited for him and helped him load them. As we were parting ways he thanked me and said he already had a buyer lined up. :facepalm:

I guess I need to change my methods. Those left such a bad taste in my mouth it's not very often that I do those things anymore.

MSHappyCampers 06-01-2016 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by 0rion (Post 3094843)
I used to do this stuff from time to time with mixed results. Some of it is my method I believe and some of it is just luck. I used to work at a place that had semi trucks coming in and we would have to unload some stuff and sit it on the dock so we could load our stuff. The companies would then just give it to the dock staff.
There was a busted pallet of dog food we got one time. We all had dogs so we split it. I talked a few of the other guys into giving me their bags so I could donate them. I loaded them up in her suv and had my wife carry them down to the local dog pound and give it to those guys. Took her forever to get someone to come out and unload it and then the guy was throwing the bags around like he was mad. Not so much as a thank you from anyone there. It was 500 pounds of dog food....would've thought they would be a little more appreciative.
I got a free washer and dryer from work. Loaded them in the truck and went to the local laundry mat. Waited until I saw a lady in there doing laundry that had 2-3 kids and approached her and told her she could have them. She had no way of getting them home but said her brother would come by and get them. Waited for him and helped him load them. As we were parting ways he thanked me and said he already had a buyer lined up. :facepalm:

I guess I need to change my methods. Those left such a bad taste in my mouth it's not very often that I do those things anymore.

Don't give up! Those kind of folks are out there to make you appreciate the good ones! God bless! :thumb::D

oakcreekeric 06-01-2016 10:07 AM

A few weeks back, we stopped at a "Steak-n-Shake" to pick up some shakes for the ride..

While waiting for our shakes to be made an elderly couple approached the counter to pay their bill... the gentleman had asked if there was a Veteran discount and the lady said no.. he asked about a Senior discount.. the lady, again, said no.. the gentleman mentioned he had gotten a discount before.. so the lady said she would get the "manager"... a young man approached and said sorry.. there are no discounts..

At that time.. my GF reached into her purse, grabbed a $20 and gave it to the elderly gentleman and thanked him for his service... the gentleman and his bride were beyond grateful... that was probably the best ride home we've had in quite some time..

DGBPokes 06-01-2016 10:56 AM

One more Steak & Shake story. This year, a few days before Christmas, we stopped by for lunch, the waitress ( looked a little rough) was real upbeat and friendly. Commented that she was so happy, because she had been able to get her kids Christmas out of layaway. Last year she didn't have enough money, and her three kids had to do without.

After she took our order and walked away, the DW and I looked at each other, and said; Christmas, what a better time to help someone. We had $ 50 cash between us, so when we finished our meal, and she brought the check, we gave her the cash.

WE are the ones who received the best Christmas present ever! She started jumping up and down, crying, and hugging us. Some of her co.- workers started crying. Everyone in the place was watching.

Such a blessing......for those of us who are so, so blessed, to share it with others. Sometimes, there are people who really are good people, and are just in a hard place, maybe no fault of there own. Yes,in my life I have experienced those that are not so grateful. But man when you find a good one, it's like hitting a grand slam, or hole in one. Can make you feel glad tone alive.

brobox 06-01-2016 11:19 AM

A few years ago we were parked across the road from a young work camp couple. We overheard them talking that they couldn't buy groceries until Friday, pay day. DW reached in her purse and handed me a hundred dollar bill and asked me to take it over to them. Another reason I married her :)


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