After a year of terror and sadness, we would like to celebrate the kindness. Here are our some stories to give you faith in our human race.
Kindly elderly man buys little girl Minnie Mouse Christmas present because he has ‘no family to give to’
An elderly man has bought a little girl a Minnie Mouse doll at a supermarket because his late wife loved the Disney character and he had no family to buy Christmas gifts for. Mum Abigail Crewe described the man as “amazing” after the encounter at an ASDA supermarket with her sister Jemma and unnamed four-year-old daughter. The man explained to the family that he lost his wife 18 months prior and she loved Mickey Mouse. Mum Abigail said, “This man made my day and it will be a Christmas story I will tell to my little girl every year when she asks what Christmas is all about.”
89-year-old war veteran who placed ad saying he was ‘dying of boredom’ lands a job
Ex-soldier Joe Bartley, who has no children and lives alone after his wife died last year, aced his first ever interview and is now a waiter in a Devon café. Joe Bartley, 89, was “over the moon” after acing his first ever interview. The widower, who retired from his last job as a college cleaner six years ago, said: “I don’t think I’ve had a job interview before. I’m joyfully surprised at the outcome – I’m really glad I got it.”
Diner pays for cancer sufferer’s meal
A woman with breast cancer was stunned to learn her and her family’s meal had been paid for by a stranger at the Chinese restaurant where they were dining in early December. The kind diner explained how they had lost their wife to cancer and wanted to give the lady, who has lost her hair through treatment, an early Christmas present..
Someone’s going around leaving £5 notes in Waterstones books
A customer got more than he expected when he opened a book in his local Waterstones. The man was browsing through the children’s book The Fox and the Star when he came across an anonymous note hidden in some of the pages. The note read: “Hi, if you are finding this money then know the universe is smiling at you today. Enjoy a cuppa on me or pass it along to give another a smile to someone else! Have a great day!”. The man decided to do something meaningful with the money and bought some sandwiches and drinks for a few homeless lads and lasses on the way home!
Let’s all hope 2017 is filled with more stories like these and less of the bad!
Happy New Year from everyone at Towan Insurance!
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