‘Pay it forward’ is an expression for doing a simple act of helping somebody out with a little random act of kindness. One woman, however, was in for quite a shock when she helped out an unlikely stranger.
It was definitely a chance encounter that Ruth Reed won’t soon forget. A few years ago, she had made a resolution to pay it forward when she sees someone in need.
Ruth Reed thought she had her chance at a local gas station when she offered to cover the bill of a stranger.
When the customer in front of her at the time at Wawa was having an issue at the register, she jumped at the opportunity to help.
“It looked like he was using a card and it didn’t go through, and then he asked a young lady for $5, and I thought this is it, so I said, ‘No, I’ll get it.’”
Reed didn’t know that the man she was helping has a $75 million net worth.
“And he said, ‘What’s your name?’ (I said), ‘Ruth,’ … He said, ‘Ruth, I’m Keith.’ And I said, ‘That’s who you look like, Keith Urban. Do people ever tell you that you look like Keith Urban?’ And he said, ‘I am Keith Urban.’ And I said, ‘No, you’re not really!'”
Reed didn’t initially believe him. She was even being “snippy” at him when she asked who was the woman that he was with. Urban said that she was his sister.
Reed was probably trying to catch him lying if he’d say that it was her wife, then he was definitely Keith Urban since his female company was clearly not Nicole Kidman. But when she noticed his bodyguards, that’s when Reed realized the man in front of her was the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter
Reed, who is very shy, has been getting a lot of attention over her interaction with Urban. She only agreed to an interview with KYW on one condition: They tell others about the importance of doing acts of kindness.
Now, her act of kindness has even inspired MasterCard. The American multinational financial services corporation took to social media to share that they want to make a donation to her.
The tweet read:
“Ruth, your next 52 acts of kindness are on us. We’d love to send you a year’s supply of prepaid Mastercards! Let’s connect! #StartSomethingPriceless”
World’s Shortest Bus Driver Aims To Inspire People To Never Give Up On Their Dreams
“Being a short person, of course, you’ve got difficulties. But I am a fighter, I never give up.”
55-year-old Frank Faeek Hachem works as a bus driver. What sets him apart from his colleagues, however, is that he stands at 4 feet, 5.6 inches (136.2 cm). He's definitely much shorter than your average bus driver!
In fact, Guinness World Records has officially named him as the Shortest Bus Driver in the world. Now he's hoping he would be able to inspire other less-abled individuals to never give up reaching for their dreams.
Frank Faeek Hachem has achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, but he never allowed his condition to stop him.
Barber Gives 100 Kids Free Haircuts And School Supplies For First Day Of School
“Their appearance matters. The first day of school is the best day of school.”
With school supplies, new clothes, and haircuts — going back to class can be expensive. That's why an Alabama barber gave these necessities for free to 100 kids in his community.
Perfect Line Barber Shop manager Robert Banks didn’t do this act out of pity or to be famous. He did it because he wanted to make sure that these kids will look their best and feel great on the first day of school.
Robert gave out 100 free backpacks and haircuts to kids.
Supermarket Employee Who Allowed Autistic Customer To Stock Shelves Gets Reward
What an impressive young man!
Good deeds often go unnoticed since the doer never really did it to get attention in the first place. But living in a world where almost everyone is holding a camera phone, some of these good deeds have been captured, shared, and went viral.
Jordan Taylor works at a supermarket, and while his job mostly go unnoticed, one incident turned the young worker into an inspiration. He was handsomely rewarded for his good deed.
The store clerk who allowed an autistic customer to help him fill shelves becomes an inspiration.