In the world gripped by a major pandemic, even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference. While most of us get to stay home and wait out for the coronavirus pandemic to blow over, thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical workers are fighting a hard battle against COVID-19 in hospitals and medical centers across the US and the whole world.
This is the story of a nurse who was the recipient of an act of kindness that put a smile back on her face amid the long struggle against the coronavirus.
Thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger, Kyrie was able to make it to the hospital she works at on time
“I drove a complete stranger’s Prius to work today,” wrote Kyrie Anderson, a nurse with Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, in her Facebook post.
“I went to my car this morning to go work and quickly realized my battery was dead…so dead that my car wouldn’t even unlock. I knew how to get the actual key out of my fob but couldn’t get it to open the door. I heard a big truck driving into the parking garage and thought “this is my chance”. I waved at the driver and asked if he could help me jump start my car (I even have cables!)”
The driver agreed to help Kyrie open the door first but he couldn’t get it open either.
The driver’s act of kindness warmed everyone’s hearts
Kyrie was unable to jump-start her car and realized that she was going to be late for work at which point the driver asked her if she’s a nurse.
“I said yes. He said, “are you going to be late?” I said at this point, yes. He thanked me for everything I did, and a few minutes later he said “I know this might sound strange…but I’ve been in quarantine with my wife for a while now. I have nothing to do. I can stay here and wait for locksmith and you can drive my other car to work if you want. We won’t need it.”
She couldn’t believe his kindness and asked him several times if he was serious about letting her drive his car to work, to which he replied that it was the least he could do.
“I’ve never had this amount of generosity bestowed upon me before”
“This man literally handed me the keys to his Prius, I asked him for his name and phone number to give the locksmith guy, and drove his car to work crying most of the way. I’ve never had this amount of generosity bestowed upon me before from an absolute stranger,” Kyrie wrote on Facebook.
Times such as these bring out the very best, and the very worst part of all of us. But it’s the random acts of kindness which deserve our attention, as they show solidarity and that we can all come together in this difficult time for everyone.
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Source: Kyrie Anderson