There Are STILL Some REALLY Good People In This World

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There Are STILL Some REALLY Good People In This World

A Random Act of Kindness

Random Act of Kindness

I stopped by the Dollar General in Riverside, Texas on my way home tonight. I went in for only a few items, but then I remembered that our office is  going to start a food drive for the local food bank. So I went down the non-perishable food aisle, and they had large jars of peanut butter on sale. The price was really good, so I grabbed the last three jars.

I went to check out and ran into a friend. As I was checking out, he noticed my three LARGE jars of peanut butter and I explained, that YES, I do like peanut butter... but that I was buying those for the Food Bank because they are a really good price, and the food bank is running low on food.

The lady behind him (who I have never met  before) says....

“How much are those jars of peanut butter?”

I replied... “They are only $3.75. It is a really good price.”

Walker County Food BankThen she asked “Did I just hear you right? Are you buying those for The Good Shepherd Mission?” So I explained that the Good Shepherd Mission and the Crisis Closet are the two food banks in Walker County. The Good Shepherd Mission mostly cooks and feeds people and the Crisis Closet provides groceries to families in need. I told her that my office is doing a food drive for the crisis closet because they are short on food. Then she stuffs some money in my hand and says go get you two more.

I explained that I had bought the last three, but I was going to come back because the sale goes through the 26th of November.

The next thing I know,  she is telling me not to leave because she wants to give me the rest of her change to help buy more peanut butter.

All together, this stranger handed me over $16.00 to buy more peanut butter for the Crisis Closet when Dollar General’s delivery truck comes again next Tuesday.

I am beside myself with appreciation for this sweet lady's generous donation. You may not think $16.00 is much. It’s like a hundred dollars to me.

This young lady has no idea who I am, or if I will spend her $16.00 on peanut butter or not. What she did took a LOT of faith.

I could HARDLY WAIT to get home and share this story with the rest of the world. What a great community we live in. I have not even got the word out that we are doing a food drive and we have already received our first donation!

If you are reading this and live in Walker County, we could sure use your help. Stop by your favorite store and pick up some dry beans, rice, paper towels, toilet paper, toothbrushes, beans, corn, carrots, ANYTHING that is considered non perishable. Then drop it off at the Prudential Anderson Properties office located at 3642 State Highway 19 right there in Riverside. We will be doing the food drive throughout the end of the year. If we get too many groceries that we have to deliver some at Thanksgiving and then the rest at Christmas... well wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing.

There are STILL some REALLY GOOD people in this world. I just met one tonight! I don’t even know her name.... and she never asked me mine.

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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Joni - what an uplifting story and I applaud you and the angle who gave you all her change to buy more peanut butter for the food bank. If everyone gave even a little no one in this county would go hungry. We all need to do our part! You always set a great example of the spirit of giving!

Nov 08, 2012 10:14 PM #22
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

That is indeed a great story. People do care about others and do indeed try to assist those in need.

Nov 08, 2012 10:29 PM #23
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Jeanne and Ralph:  I'm still on cloud nine. That wonderful lady made my night, and DAY!

Deborah: NO WAY! That was by divine appointment! God is GREAT!

DeeDee: AMEN! Let's try to make it all year and not just during the holidays. Wouldn't that be GRAND!

Larry and Sheila: One persons generosity can often encourage others to do the same. I hope so!!

Rebecca: Thank you. Wishing you the same with your food drive! XOXO

Toni: Thank you so much! I appreciate your support! ♥

George: There is enough negativity and darkness in this world. Let's shine!

Michael: Yes he does. SO glad to see your face. I have missed you! XO

Kristine: I think everyone should read YOUR post today. Talk about GIVING! You are the bomb!  ♥ ♥ ♥

Barbara-Jo: It is such a wonderful thing!!


Nov 08, 2012 11:07 PM #24
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks, Joni, for sharing this wonderful story.  All of us need to take an active role in supporting our local food banks.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.  Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

Chihuly Exhibit, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Nov 09, 2012 12:52 AM #25
Dave Keys
MOVE UP in Google Search Learn How Here - Brea, CA
Chief Search Strategist Real Estate SEO Expert

 Absolutely awesome! 

Nov 09, 2012 01:19 AM #26
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Joni,

How cool is this story!! As Dave said...absolutely awesome:).

Nov 09, 2012 01:56 AM #27
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
Joni, What a great story and it makes me feel there is hope left in this world as we just heard of two really super human beings and that is you and the trusting lady at the dollar store. I will suggest and Google +1 .
Nov 09, 2012 02:44 AM #28
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Roy: Yes we do. I'm trying!! Thank you for the beautiful photograph.

David: Here's another AWESOME thing. It happened AGAIN today!! My managing broker was buying some jelly to go with my peanut butter and some crackers... and someone asked him what he was going to do with all of that food and he told them. They handed him $10.00 and told him to go get more! AMAZING!!

Dorie: I know! I am just amazed!! And appreciative!!

Bob: THANK YOU!! I appreciate it so much!!

Nov 09, 2012 06:05 AM #29
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Awesome I totally believe in karma and that is why that nice lady helped you because you were helping others! Have a great weekend!

Nov 09, 2012 06:54 AM #30
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Yolanda: I am not sure what karma is all about... but I can tell you that the same thing happened today when my managing broker went to Dollar General to pick up his donation. It is BLOWING my mind!!

Nov 09, 2012 07:10 AM #31
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

I think God put something in that woman's spirit!  How absolutely wonderful!  You are right, there are still some very special people in the world :)!

Nov 10, 2012 10:34 PM #32
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Joni,

What a lovely story, these are the moments that keep us going when something brings us down.  Thank you for sharing.

Nov 10, 2012 10:34 PM #33
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That's a wonderful story. My chiropractor did a deal where for two days this week, your visit was free if you brought in items to donate to the local foodbank. The front of her office was filling up with food by the time I got there. I made a cash donation, and I know it will get to where it needs to be. It's stories like yours, and seeing what others are doing to help others in need, that really make the holidays a wonderful time for me.

Nov 10, 2012 10:46 PM #34
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Joni, this is a wonderful thing to do...I always raise funds for my Food Pantry locally in North Kingstown & providing them with a check...they can buy food so much cheaper because the grocery stores give them a great discount...wonderful pay it forward for you & all helping out.

Nov 10, 2012 11:30 PM #35
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

yes Joni these are the awesome people of the world and the are everywhere, nice story to read

Nov 11, 2012 12:09 AM #36
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Joni, in this month especially with thanksgiving coming up, giving to the food banks is a wonderful way to pay it forward. That woman knew just by the way you were talking that you would do the right thing

Nov 11, 2012 12:10 AM #37
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

I've been convinced for a LONG time that there are more really good people in this world than the other kind.  Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story.


Nov 11, 2012 01:09 AM #38
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Brenda: I think you are right! I don't know how else to explain it...

Lisa: I know. I love these kind of stories! We hear so many negative things... it's nice to hear something good for a change!

Debbie: How very generous of your chiropractor! THAT is a wonderful story. You should write a blog about it!!

Ginny: You are absolutely right. The  Crisis Closet can purchase food very cheaply from the Houston Food Bank. Especially canned foods. We would be thrilled to accept cash donations and turn them over to the Crisis Closet.

Mark: Thank you!

Ed: aww.... thank you. You're right. It is a GREAT time to Pay it Forward!

Janna: Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read it. ♥

Nov 11, 2012 05:00 AM #39
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Joni, There are a lot of good people and people like you bring out the goodness in others!

Nov 20, 2012 07:50 AM #40
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You're right! It just totally caught me off guard. There really are a lot of good people. Thank you for your sweet words. XOXO

Nov 20, 2012 12:28 PM #41
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