The season of giving is upon us! Everybody gives in different ways, and no matter how big or small the gesture, each is just as important as the next. Let’s take a moment to appreciate our top three feel-good stories of the week.
Christmas Came Early
Not only is Tyler Perry successful, brilliant and talented; he also has a heart of gold. Tyler took it upon himself to go to two Atlanta Walmarts and pay off every layaway balance and did so anonymously. Obviously, the truth came to light and he posted to social media telling everybody “God bless you, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas!” Tyler Perry paid off the Christmas debts of about 1,500 people totaling over $400,000. What a selfless and beautiful holiday blessing.
A Mothers’ Three Angels
Via wfmynews 2
Everything was going wrong when Becca Kinsley of Dallas, Texas, was flying alone with her 2 and 5-year-old sons. Right as she was about to break down, three women came to her rescue. Becca was standing in the security line when her son, Wyatt, began screaming and her other son James was exhausted. Out of nowhere, one mom steps out from the security line and tells Becca to jump in front of her. During this time, Wyatt fell asleep and as she was trying to carry everyone’s luggage, another mom jumped in and offered to carry her bags. She not only carried everything to help get them through security, but she also walked them to the gate to make sure they made it onto their flight. Once on the plane, a woman sitting across the aisle offered to hold her screaming two-year-old so that she could get settled. Her son ended up falling asleep and the woman soothed him for the entire flight. Faith in humanity restored!
Protect AND Serve
Via Fox News
The Roeland Park Police Department received a call regarding a juvenile in custody at Wal-Mart for shoplifting. When two police officers arrived, they learned that the boy was trying to steal some work boots so that he could get a job. Instead of punishing him, they decided to help. The two officers decided to buy the boots for the young man and told him to find a job, finish school and stay out of trouble. This act of kindness left the boy in tears. Sometimes just giving somebody a chance can make all the difference.
No matter how big or small the gesture, good deeds never go unnoticed. We hope that these stories of generosity inspire you to give back, especially during the holiday season when people need it the most.