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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Some Random Acts of Kindness Inspiration

I saw this on the news today and thought it was the sweetest
thing!  This little boy with autism LOVES garbage trucks and
waits every Monday for the truck to come.  Inside, he lines
his stuffed animals in the window so they can watch, too!
He watches and waives to the garbage man each time.
His mom records the visits on her phone so he can
watch them again during the week!
Then one day, he gets a surprise!





Don't you love it?
The garbage man does the RAK!!
So sweet.
I'm inspired!

What will you do this week?
Come back Friday and share!


55 comments:

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    1. Look at you!
      Been a while since you were less than two! ha.

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  2. 2 posts in one day
    On a roll at your bay
    A lot to say
    What the hey
    So nice to do
    A garbage truck that isn't ewww
    No germs on that one
    Or garbage by the ton

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    1. Had to get back on schedule
      or my routine would unravel.
      haha.
      What a nice man
      of him I am a fan!

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    2. haha a little bit of ocd
      There at your sea?

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    3. haha...just a little, yes.
      You can relate, and jest.
      lol....

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  3. I saw the same story!
    Yes, it is heartwarming. What a great mom, too.
    The coolest toy, even lifts the cans into the truck!!!

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    1. I bet the next week he was out there waiting with his truck so they could empty the cans together! ha.

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  4. I love stories like this. What a great guy. He could have just kept waving back or even ignoring the little boy, but he chose instead to totally bless him instead.

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    1. I know. Waiving and being friendly every week was special in and of itself. He made it over-the-top special for that little guy with just a little effort. So neat! :)

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    2. Ben used to leave letters in our mailbox for the letter carrier and she wrote even wrote back to him a few times before her supervisor told her she couldn't do it anymore. He made her day and she made his. Been a long time now. She's still the regular carrier and I'm always grateful that she took the time to answer a little boy's letters.

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    3. Really? Oh, that is just so cute. How sweet of her to take the time to do that.

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  5. Oh I love this. What an inspiration. He could have just waved back every time....but NO, he took it to a level of tangible act of love and kindness. What a great way to start our Friday RAK. Don was telling me about it. So glad you posted it for me to see.

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    1. It's just so sweet. The whole family was blessed!

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  6. Two posts today! You go, girl! Ha. Too bad I can't view this on my phone. -- silver fox

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    1. Yeah, that's too bad! You'll have to check it out some time. :)

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  7. I saw that story too and loved it!

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    1. So sweet....I'm glad the story is going around!

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  8. If that isn't the sweetest story! Made me teary reading it. Plus... I have never seen a garbage truck like that! Our guys heave the bags into the back of the open truck and then eventually the contents are rotated and munched up. Never seen one with a side hatch!

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    1. Our trucks are like yours. This one is different! From the looks of the drought looking yard, I'm guessing they are in California. The little guy definitely knew the routine...love his little arm pumping as the can went up. Aw.

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    2. My little town in Oklahoma has those automated trucks for our trash and for our recycle cans too. It is kind of funny to me that we are ahead of the pack in sanitation :)

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    3. Yeah...how did your little town get to be so lucky? haha. I think they look really cool!

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  9. Really nice story! Sanitation workers don't get much respect but I think they should, especially this one.

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    1. I agree....what a nice man...and he put his kindness into action. So great.

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  10. What a kind Gargage Man

    btw Us Brits call them Dust Bin Men
    Or a more recent name is Waste Collectors

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    1. Dust Bin Men. You all over there just like to make things rhyme. haha.

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  11. Whoops! Another typo.
    Errata sheet!
    For Gargage Man read Garbage Man
    lol

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    1. haha....I just thought you were talking with your mouth full of food. :)

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    2. Talking of food. I have just eaten a fabulous meal (and I didn't say Dust Bin Men once lol). I was a traditional English meal - roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding. Not sure whether you would know what that is.

      Every Thursday I am invited to the Care Home where maria worked for ten years to dine with the residents. Today I dined with a lovely lady aged 98 who used to know and love Maria. She marvels how I manage to eat such a large plate full LOL.

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    3. I do know what Yorkshire Pudding is...but I've never had it! And what a coincidence...I bought a roast yesterday to..well, 'roast'. haha. Yum.

      I think that is so nice that you are invited to eat there on Thursdays! What a treat...and you don't have to cook for yourself that day! And you cleaned your plate, too? haha.

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    4. I'll tell you! The lady who runs the Care Home, Pat, is an angel! She loved Maria like a daughter and treats me like her brother. She often cooks for me and we enjoy each other's company. In fact several of them look after me a bit. lol. Must be be my magnetic personality ROFL. I wish!!

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    5. Well, I think that's wonderful! They don't want you to go hungry, you know! And of course it's because of who you are...wonderful you. If you were an unpleasant mean old man, they might not be wanting your company or to look after you! ha. :) And hey...you're the ongoing recipient of a RAK!

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    6. On-going RAK! Yes and for that I am very grateful,
      btw You say Truck
      We say Lorry

      A big Truck with a trailer we call An Articulated Lorry,

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    7. I did know 'lorry' but only from the boys watching Thomas The Tank Engine years ago. :)

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    8. I had some Thomas The Tank Engine books when I was a little boy. Gordon, Henry, James, The Fat Controller etc. Seems like yesterday.

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    9. My boys still love them! haha. With autism, you never outgrow some things...no social pressure to give up your child hood favorites. :)

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    10. . . . . and I for one am still a child at heart. Much more fun that way.
      My four month grandson + his mum and dad popped round tonight, He is gorgeous - will send an email photo to you soon.

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    11. aw..please do! Can't wait to see that little red head! ha.

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  12. How utterly amazing and what kindness!!!! The garbage man is so lovely and so kind. Wonderful, this really was a great RAK!! xx

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    1. It really is a great RAK! Had to share...the perfect inspiration!

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  13. Yes, Dust Bin Men, Eddie! And this one does have a kind heart. What a splendid thing to do for that child. Heartwarming!

    Vince xo

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    1. We just call him the Trash Collector or Garbage Man. And yes, it was splendid! I loved it.

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    2. I'll have you know that it gave me an idea for my random act, which I shall do tomorrow and share on your link up post. Until then, beautiful. Hope the day is treating you kindly!

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    3. Hmm....something to do with Waste Bin Men, I presume? ;)

      I did my random act today...and it turned into a multi-act kind of thing!

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    4. Yes Vince - this dust bin man was very kind.

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  14. aw I love it! Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing this story!

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    1. Isn't it sweet? We need more 'feel good' stories!

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  15. Thanks for sharing such a sweet and inspiring story.

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    1. Well, thanks for stopping by and watching it! :)

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  16. As hokey as it may sound .. I make a conscious effort to compliment, say something positive every day of my life. The video is precious!

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  17. That is fantastic!

    I like to think that I do small acts of random kindness every day but the only examples I can think of right now relate to my students. However, I am not certain if going above and beyond with them fits the "random" criteria.

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    1. Your whole career is an act of kindness! :) Thanks for stopping by...it's been a while! Hope you are well.

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  18. haha This is awesome. Thanks for sharing this and I'll definitely pass it on.

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  19. Hi Betsy .. how thoughtful - and I bet Daniel is one happy little boy .. lovely video ..

    Cheers Hilary

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