We were over the moon to see our hometown of Milton Keynes bumping up the kind-o-meter this week. Get involved and share your acts of kindness on social media with #GoshKindness.
1. Milton Keynes woman leaves a gift for her bin men.
As it’s the home of Gosh! we love when we see something lovely happening in Milton Keynes. This week a woman supported #LoveMK Day by leaving a gift for her bin men on collection day, thanking them for their hard work.
— Milton Keynes Life (@LivinginMK) May 2, 2019
2. Girl finds inspiring note hidden in a book
After buying a new book in her local supermarket, Ashley Jost from Columbia, Missouri, returned home to find a stranger had left her a $5 along with a note wishing her well. The note read: “To the person who buys this book.I am having a tough day. I thought maybe I could brighten someone else’s with this little surprise. Go buy a coffee, a donut or a face mask. Practice some self-care today. Remember that you are loved, you are amazing, you are strong. Love Lisa.” Ashley chose to spend the money on buying coffee for a stranger, passing on the positive vibes.
I just finished a chapter of a book I bought at Target in Columbia, Mo., this morning.
Afterward, I tossed it on the ottoman and $5 fell out onto the floor. Then I found this note. Wow. People are so cool. pic.twitter.com/U5fOCZjNRy
— Ashley Jost (@ajost) April 28, 2019
3. Friends invite elderly woman dining alone to sit with them
Twenty three-year-old Jamario Howard was out for dinner with friends in Alabama when he noticed a woman eating alone at a table nearby. He approached the lady, and after chatting briefly, she accepted his offer to join him and his friends. “She was excited to sit with us and came over straight away. We all felt really comfortable and asked her a bunch of questions.” She told him she had lost her husband and the next day would have been their 60th wedding anniversary. Jamario and his friends talked about her children, grandchildren and dog, then shared numbers before they went their separate ways.
So tonight JaMychol Baker Tae Knight and myself went out to eat at this place called Brads in Oxford, and after us…
We love seeing how kindness spreads, so if you’ve seen an example of kindness you’d like to share with us email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.