Those warnings about stranger-danger? Well, maybe don’t ditch that wisdom just yet, but when someone you don’t know does something nice for you, it sure feels extra special.
And the best way to acknowledge random kindness, according to Redditors sharing their stories of goodwill, is paying it forward.
Let’s all take a lesson.
Be warned though: After reading, this might happen. But it’s all good.
These 13 random acts of kindness will make you feel all the feels
Now, that's money"A stranger gave my baby sister a scholarship that covers full tuition, room, board and books for four years in the midst of the complete disintegration of my family. I couldn't believe that this total stranger had just bestowed such kindness on my family." —Reddit user makeminemaudlinThinkstock
It's the little things"A homeless woman approached me and asked if I could buy her something to eat. I gave her a $5 bill. She asked what kind of work I did; I told her I was a college student and my income was limited. She gave me back the $5 and said I needed it more. She changed me as a person a little bit that day." —Reddit user kipthecagefighterThinkstock
Toys will be toys"My parents were heroin addicts, so I had no toys. One day as I'm playing with my rock-shaped car in the front yard, I notice a family sitting in a car staring at me. The man comes up to me with a huge box of toys and says, 'Here you go, I think you would appreciate these more then my son.'" —Reddit user CORNDOGCOMMANDOThinkstock
Pay it forward, pay it back"I hit a deer and then a tree in the middle of winter. I woke up in an Amish house on the kitchen floor, and they had stitched up the large cut above my eye. I never forgot them, and until I moved away, I would stop by and drive them into town and plow their road, which was dirt." —Reddit user Celsius273Thinkstock
Food for thought"I couldn't tell you how many homeowners made me lunch or cooked me dinner when I painted houses. A hot lunch can go a long way if you have someone who will be working around your home for a day or more." —Reddit user mrjoebertThinkstock
Happy accident"I rear-ended a lady while making the seven-hour drive home from my ex-boyfriend's house; he'd just broken up with me. I was already crying before I hit her and I think she picked up on that. Even though I tearfully gave her my insurance info, she never did file a claim, and nothing ever came of it." —Reddit user BorderlineAmazingThinkstock
Thanks for sharing"Some random woman brought me a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner to the Starbucks I hung out in while homeless. I hadn't eaten at all on Thanksgiving, and I met her after Starbucks closed. We talked for about an hour, and then she came back the next day with the food. My eyes leaked a bit." —Reddit user Zombie_TwatzThinkstock
Missed. Opportunity."I was once running for my morning bus to get work. The road is curved, so it's hard for the bus driver to see me. The bus started taking off as I was nearing it. Not 10 seconds later does a car show up and pull a U-turn. A lady flings open her passenger side door and tells me to get in." —Reddit user kearneycationThinkstock
No joke"I was waiting in line overnight at a Best Buy for a Wii. A guy came up and asked what I was waiting for; I told him and he asked if I wanted coffee. I replied thinking it was a joke, "With milk." He came back with three coffees and a dozen doughnuts. Sometimes the kindness of strangers astounds me." —Reddit user Grizzly_CoreyThinkstock
The kids are all right"I was the recipient of a donor liver from a 12-year-old boy, who at age 10, walked into the living room and told his parents that if anything ever happened to him he wanted to donate his organs." —Reddit user macaronipewpewThinkstock
Fired up"Our house had always been heated by an outdoor log furnace, and the wood was supplied by my mom's income from a sawmill. She got laid off, and we knew we didn't have enough wood to get us through the winter. Two weeks later, a truckload of logs was dropped off with a note saying, 'It's paid for.'" —Reddit user AppleJuiceKingThinkstock
Lost and found... sort of"Funny story: Once I lost my wallet and I got everything in my wallet back in the mail. Exact change and everything. Except the guy who found my wallet must have liked it so he/she kept it. I was glad to get all my stuff back. Replacing your ID is a pain." —Reddit user mithalThinkstock
Umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh"My family only had one car, and my dad used it to go to work. I would walk with my mom and my two sisters a couple of miles to the store. Well, one day it began to pour down on us pretty hard. We crossed an intersection, and as we did, a car pulled up, handed us a large umbrella and went on its way." —Reddit user redditcherryThinkstock