World Kindness Day – Our team's stories
November 13, 2019 / Sharnie Carter
Kindness is very important to the culture here at Open Study College.
We thrive on helping others, whether it’s helping a student to find the right course for them, working as a team to help each other with a task, or helping a stranger in the street. In honour of World Kindness Day, we thought we’d share with you some of the random yet lovely acts of kindness members of our team have either received from a stranger or done themselves.
Here’s some of the team’s stories to celebrate World Kindness Day:
Whilst driving to work along the motorway, my car got a puncture. I pulled up at the side of the motorway with absolutely no clue what to do next. I got out of my car and had a sudden panic because I had no idea how to change a tyre. Three men in a car stopped and asked if I was okay. They had seen my tyre was flat and thought I needed help! They changed it for me as I stood gawping at them, amazed at their kindness! The tyre was changed in five minutes thanks to them, which meant I could get to work on time still! I’m so grateful to these men, as it would have been easy for them to carry on their commute without stopping! A simple act of kindness can go a long way!
Jasmine (middle left)
When we were in Thailand, we bought some hot food for a man we saw living by a bridge. We gave him the food, but we hadn’t noticed the woman and two children also living there. The man gratefully took the food and gave it to the woman and children instead of keeping it for himself. We loved how he selflessly gave his food away, and of course, we went and bought him some more food!
Rebecca (middle right)
A short while ago, I was on my way to work when I hit traffic. After not moving I got out and noticed that a car was blocking the road. Amid all the angry drivers, I noticed an old man in the stranded car looking confused. I went over to see if he was okay and discovered that he had pulled out of his driveway and broken down outside his house. Along with a couple of passers-by, we pushed his car back on to his drive. After speaking to the old man, I found that he was on his way to the barbers, so I offered to take him instead. When I dropped him off at the barber’s, I asked the receptionist to ensure that he got home safely.
A few years ago I was passing a couple who were struggling to load a bookcase into a car. I stopped to help them and between us, we managed to get it in the car!
To find out more about World Kindness Day, go to their website.