Acts of Kindness
Homeowner finds note in mailbox from delivery driver after ordering out that she can’t ignore
She was not expecting to find this kind of note after ordering out on DoorDash.
Ma Fatima Garcia
01.16.23

Do you ever feel like sometimes we fill the world with stress, anger, and resentment, and it’s so hard to find kindness?

Watching the news can sometimes feel heavy in the heart, and sometimes you just pray for peace, kindness, and happiness.

You’re not the only one who feels like this. Many share the same sentiments. That is why when we see viral posts, videos, and news about kindness, we can’t help but feel overflowing joy.

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There is still joy, kindness, and sincerity around us and a Reddit post eight days ago is proof of that.

Eight days ago, Reddit user, southwesthex posted a letter. “A dasher left this in my mailbox,” she captioned in her post.

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Reddit photo / southwesthex

In the letter, a dasher introduced himself and explained that he had been delivering with DoorDash since October due to job loss. He said that Vivika was familiar because he had delivered to her many times and that her name was unique.

On Christmas Eve, said the dasher, he worked so he could pay for a tank of gas. That night, he only got 3 orders. Vivika’s order was the last one on his list.

The dasher said that Vivika’s generous tip baffled him, and as he went home, he cried.

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Reddit photo / southwesthex

At home, he gathered his three children and held them really close that night.

Their hearts felt so much joy and kindness.

That is why he taught his kids two important lessons. He said to always be kind to others because you never know when you could change someone’s day.

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He also said that in being kind, expect nothing in return, even gratitude.

The second lesson, according to the dasher, is to always be grateful. Big or small, he wanted his kids to know that they should be thankful.

That’s when he told them what happened and the tip that he received.

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Pexels / Arina Krasnikova

“We are so very grateful for you and your kindness. Thank you, from the bottom of our heart,” the dasher ended his letter.

The letter moved Vivika so much that she decided to post the letter to Reddit under the sub-Reddit Good Vibes. Many people loved the post it garnered over 137K and was shared on different platforms.

Many comments highlighted the two good traits that we could see in this post, which are kindness and gratefulness.

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According to Reddit user u/donja77, “I love that you gave such a generous tip, but also that the dasher took the time to write you a beautiful note. It doesn’t take long to do something like that, and it means the world! Good on both of you!”

Indeed, kindness and gratitude are free, and sharing this gives everyone hope that we’re still capable of beautiful acts.

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Another comment asked how much tip did she give the dasher? Vivika said she tipped him $100 for a $60 order.

We are all fighting different battles. Being kind, patient, generous, and grateful wouldn’t hurt us, but could even change someone else’s life.

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Let’s not lose hope in humanity. There are still so many people who are kind and grateful, and Vivika’s story is a great reminder that kindness is still spreading.

Check out the original Reddit post here and don’t forget to share the good vibes.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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