--^---@Acts Before the Hype--^---@


I am a 36-year-old newspaper editor, and a while back I had a reporter who was living in near poverty. Newspapers are very cheap with salaries, especially the chain I was working for at the time. She needed $200 one month just to make her rent. I had been in the same predicament many times before, and empathized with her.

I slipped 2 $100 bills in an envelope into her car anonymously. To this day she doesn't know from where it came. It gave me great pleasure to help her, and it got her out of a jam.

She's done very well since, and now has a high-paying editorial position with a major daily newspaper.

This was something I did back before the recent "Random Acts of Kindness" craze.


Previous StoryHome PageNext Story