A user of the online website Reddit posted a photo of a delightful note that he said came from a stranger at the airport in Tampa, Florida.
The Redditor said he was trying to pay for his baggage fee when his credit card was denied. He said he then “Stepped out of line to check my balance, and when I came back this was waiting for me.”
Someone had paid the fee for him leaving a nice note:
Hey, I heard them say your card was declined. I know how that feels. Your bag fee’s on me. Just pay it forward the next time you get a chance. – Have a safe flight 🙂
“Thanks for making my day,” wrote the user, brbmycatexploded, on Reddit. The story caused others to chime in with similar stories of kindness.
Here is one of their stories:
“I’ll never forget when I was on vacation in Dallas-Fort Worth with my family (attending a wedding). A man walked up to my dad with a flower that he had picked from in front of the hotel and said, “would you like to buy this flower for your lovely wife? The money will go toward buying my family food for the night”. My dad reached into his pocket, pulled out a $100 and said, “take it and keep the flower for your wife.” The guy was so incredibly great full but the minute he walked away my Mom went off because she was convinced the guy was just going to go off and buy drugs or booze or come back and rob us since he knew we had money. !5 minutes later we see the same guy walking on the sidewalk again, this time he had at least 10 bags of groceries hanging from his arms, one of which contained diapers and he had a chicken wing hanging from his mouth. My dad still gloats about how wrong my mom was that night.”