kids clothing in boxSome struggling families in Central Maine got a sweet surprise last week.

They all received a phone call from the Auburn Kmart’s layaway department informing that an anonymous stranger had just paid off their bill.

“Everybody wants to go back to school with new clothes,” said Store Manager Joyce Beane. “Now 16 more families (who had fallen behind on their payments) can do that.

One of the women whose bill was paid actually had bought items for a holiday drive benefitting needy families, so the ripples of kindness were going to spread outward even further.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from WCSH-TV)


  1. Hi Jay, Sorry about your depression. I know how it can suck you in. Keep coming to GNN, use search terms to search the site for favorite things. Meanwhile, here is a story someone sent me, like you said you enjoyed:

    What happened when a famous author struck up a conversation with a limo driver? It just happened in Orlando, Florida, where the Momentum 2013 Christian radio conference was getting underway. Bob Goff, author of “Love Does” was picked up at the Orlando airport Wednesday by a limo driver who said he was about to retire. Bob asked him if he ever rode in the back seat. The driver said no. So Bob insisted he take the wheel letting driver sit in the back seat, enjoying the view, to the resort where Bob would later speak at the conference and share the story.

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