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Thank you, anonymous boy

Claire Creely | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday evening, I experienced a random act of kindness. Trying to join a friend to eat at the North Dining Hall, I accidentally brought an expired CoEx meal ticket. Preparing to sadly part ways with my friend, a guy who was leaving the dining hall overheard my dilemma and kindly gave up one of his meal swipes for me. In shock, I did not even think to thank this stranger for his unnecessary act until he was walking away. I’m embarrassed that I didn’t react sooner and give him the thanks he deserves. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the incident since. It reminded me how much one random act of kindness can shed some light and change one’s perspective. You never know when someone is in need of a sign of compassion to make it through the day. Especially with the upcoming Facebook event of “A Day of Peace,” we all need a little reminder to pay it forward and spread some hope. So thank you again, anonymous boy, for your thoughtfulness that made my day. Pass it on.

Claire Creely

freshman

McCandless Hall

Mar. 1