Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

A random act of kindness

A sign of a good person is that person doing what he or she can to help: maybe helping a stranger, maybe performing what we call "a random act of kindness."

As reported by the Norwegian newspaper VG (VG's Wiki) and passed along by Daily Kos, in 1988 law student Barack Obama helped out a woman about to fly to Norway by paying an unexpected $103 fee she couldn't afford.

He helped her; she got to Norway and paid him back; and 18 years later, in 2006, the woman's parents wrote then-Sen. Obama thanking him for his help. And now it's remembered again. I wanted to share that.

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Tags: politics

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