12 People Share The Nicest Thing A Stranger Has Ever Done For Them

Chance encounters can be life-changing.

While it's easy to do something nice for people we already know and love, it takes genuine compassion to help a stranger. These chance encounters can be wonderful, leaving us with a better day, a happy memory, or even a life-changing experience

Many people have shared the ways they have been helped or positively affected by a stranger, reminding us of the importance of stopping to do something nice for another person, even if you don't know them.  To find out some of their stories, Reddit user  zefjen asked the questions "What's the nicest thing a complete stranger has ever done for you?

Here are 12 of our favorite answers from the thread.


1. This grandpa these kids never knew they had.

2. This amazing stranger who wanted nothing in return.

3. This father and son duo who added some kindness to their road trip.

4. This kind man who helped a couple teenagers in a bind.

5. This Easter angel in the grocery line.

6. This customer who wanted to pay it forward.

7. This bus passenger who went above and beyond for his seat-mate.

8. This person who offered to help on a cold winter day.

9. This person who received a very special delivery.

10. This stranger who came bearing unusual and hilarious gifts.

11. This wise man who sensed someone needed encouragement.

12. This stranger who is a true romantic.

Cover photo via  Rémi Walle on Unsplash


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