15 People Share Small Things Strangers Have Done That Made Their Whole Day

"I was out to dinner with 4 other people and some random old ladies at the table next to us paid our entire bill."

Have you ever received an unexpected compliment that meant a lot to you? Or had someone share their umbrella as it started pouring? Or ran back to your expired parking meter only to notice someone else had put change in it so you wouldn't get a ticket? Small acts of kindness from strangers can completely turn your day around and remind you of the goodness of humanity.

Something as simple as smiling at someone else or saying a genuine "thank you" can mean so more than you think. It takes almost no effort to do those things. And for those who have the means, doing something like paying for a stranger's cup of coffee or leaving an exceptional tip can go a long way, too. 



Today, Reddit user tribalDemon asked, "What's a minor thing a stranger did for you that made your whole day?" The responses were heartwarming and show that we all have the power to turn someone else's day around. Hopefully, reading about their experiences will inspire you to be kind to a stranger you encounter today, too. 

We rounded up some of our favorite responses on the thread so far below.

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