Once the initial shock of experiencing unconditional kindness from someone wears off, it leaves one feeling warm and loved for a long time.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on April 28, 2022
Random acts of kindness never fail to put a smile on people's faces, especially when they're on the receiving end of one from a random stranger. When the initial shock of experiencing unconditional respect and appreciation from someone who wants nothing in return wears off, the unforgettable memory of the incident can leave you feeling warm and loved whenever it pops back into your head. Creative and radio host Maggie Fischer recently experienced one such unexpected act of kindness and was so surprised and moved by it that she took to Twitter to share her astonishment.
Fischer revealed in the now-viral tweet that a guy approached her while she was writing in her journal alone, got her some whiskey, told her he respects her vibe and just left without bothering her. The unprompted act of kindness struck a chord with many on Twitter, racking up nearly 350,000 likes with a more than 14,600 retweets. It also inspired many to share similar acts of kindness they'd experienced or witnessed around them and Fischer's tweet soon became one of the most wholesome Twitter threads in the internet's history.
some guy?? just bought me a glass of whiskey?? because i was writing in a journal alone?? and he was like “i don’t wanna chat i just respect your vibe”?? and he left me alone??— maggie fischer (@Maggie_Fisch) April 14, 2022
Here are 25 of our favorite acts of kindness that were shared under Fischer's tweet:
i was walking down the street depressed once and a guy said, 'hi miss?' and i was like WHAT and he goes, 'i didn't want to bother you, i just had to let you know you are extremely attractive. Have a great day,' and kept walking.— Megan Rosati (@meganrosati) April 15, 2022
AND KEPT WALKING. still not over it
One dude traveling town to town buying drinks for random ladies wanting nothing in return. Honestly, this is a more impressive superhero skill set than Hawkeye’s.— Mac McAdoo 🍽 (@Mac_McAdoo) April 15, 2022
My daughter is 7 & very outgoing. Whenever I take her w/me somewhere, she’ll randomly compliment strangers—“I love your hair!” “Cute shirt!” “I like your mask!”—& it really seems to touch ppl & make them happy. Now I try to do the same thing, & it feels good to make ppl happy.— Christina Hoogestraat (@jacks_mama) April 15, 2022
returned, I said “I just met an angel. He helped me feel soooo much better. I’m going to bed. Go find him and thank him.” She did and they’ve been married 19 years. Kindness can change peoples’ lives. His Scottish accent probably helped.— Alice Raeburn (@RaeburnAlice) April 15, 2022
This happened to me, a guy bought me a beer because I was alone at a bar in the afternoon and looked sad. I’d just been let go from a job (that I hated, so it wasn’t the worst thing) and was jet lagged and exhausted from trekking in the Himalayas so…he wasn’t wrong.— Caitlyn Landry (@caitlynlandry) April 14, 2022
I was with a group of teachers, 4 women, we still had our badges on from a conference and the waiter brought over a flight of champagne. It was from an anonymous gentleman at the bar to thank us for being teachers.— SBB (@SarahBrennan101) April 15, 2022
When my son was, about 10, we passed a woman and he told her-“that’s a pretty sweater”. After we passed her, he said “she looked sad- like she needed a compliment “. I knew then that he would be a good man. He is.— shelly (@sands654) April 15, 2022
I had a guy buy me a 1st class seat when he overheard me on the phone crying because I had been up for 72 hours traveling back & forth from LA to NY twice. I had been working cadaver labs, tired, hungry & I missed my son’s bday. The kindest thing a man has ever done for me.— Kalien Quirk (@KalienQuirk) April 15, 2022
I was in Philly walking in the underground hall that brings you up to the surface. I was in a great mood just listening to my headphones and an older gentleman, 70+ walking toward me took my hand and twirled me around and just kept walking without skipping a beat. Made my day!— Zen Kitty is #QuadVaxxed (@GentleLotusStu) April 15, 2022
2/2 He then proceeded to tell his grandson that being a feminist is = to being a good human. And that he should find mentors like me and my friend. And just walked off……it felt like everything was right in the world for 5mins.— Emma Smallbone (@smallbone_emma) April 15, 2022
Last week i was walking across the street and man in the backseat of his friends car yelled “EXCUSE ME MISS” i looked at him crazy then he said “I just wanted to say your BOOTS are AMAZING”😁 lol i was thankful & he was like “have a great life, you’re beautiful!”🥺🤍— rainy baby (@HOUmanized) April 15, 2022
this morning i smiled at a guy sitting in his car eating and came back to a note on my car and was like "oh no" but it just said "I was having a really stressful day and when you gave me a friendly smile it just reminded me to breathe, thanks" and i was like aw 🧡— Kit, Esq. (@kit_sionn_witch) April 15, 2022
my car is loud asf. im pulling out the parking lot and this random guy says to me oh wow that’s loud but an easy fix. i say ya i just can’t afford it rn. he said let me contribute. hands me 60$, tells me2 take care of myself and walks away. his name is angel— roisin sousou (@sousou_roisin) April 15, 2022
I was at a work conference not long ago, eating supper alone in the hotel bar because I just found out a friend was in hospice care dying. Someone paid my entire meal and beer tab. I have no idea who, but for a few minutes I didn’t feel so alone.— 𝚜𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚌𝚕𝚊𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚊 (@wwclaudiado) April 15, 2022
30 years ago I was working as a cashier in my college cafeteria. A student told me, “You look like a silent screen goddess” and walked away. Never saw him again. Back then I hated myself and felt fat and ugly. Now I can see he was right. pic.twitter.com/6lOLDhJf3U— Baby Lemonade (@CaitlinLemonade) April 15, 2022
When I was flying home from South Carolina I ended up on a plane next to an Irish man and his accent was 🔥🤌🏼 and he was so kind and chatted with me politely and LISTENED to whatever I said hand on chin, eye contact and all. I hope he’s doing really well still— IAccidentallyUsedMyRealNameOnHere (@ElishaMcBride) April 15, 2022
Back in 80s, with friend at happy hour + free buffet, bc that was dinner. Mentioned that "someday we'll be able to afford good champagne". 10 mins later bartender comes over w bottle of Dom. Says it was from the guy sitting nearby. He had paid for it and left. 😁🥂🍾— IcyDeadPeople. Get vaxxed!🌊 (@AndreaMacNary) April 15, 2022
I complimented a random woman's shoes at the 2016 DNC convention because, well, she had nice shoes & she was slightly behind the rest of the group because of heels— Don Ford - #LongCOVIDisDestroyingLives #ZeroCOVID (@DonEford) April 15, 2022
Then about 2 months later I walked into her office to do an interview with her not knowing
...she remembered me
One dude at a music fest 11 yrs ago came up to me & told me I had the most beautiful eyes of any girl he's ever seen, then left to be with his friends. I still think about this dude and hope he's doing well. Granted, he was prob on drugs, but it still meant a lot to me. Crazy.— Elle Elle 🇺🇲♥️🇺🇦🌻 (@Princess_Slayuh) April 15, 2022
one guy anonymously sent meatballs to my table once. he clearly caught my needed-meatballs vibe from across the bar— ✨V✨ (@coolauntV) April 15, 2022
I dance alone.— Tania Melnyczuk (@ekverstania) April 15, 2022
A guy in a bar came up to me, put his palm up to mine and held it there and said, "I have never seen anyone dance like that before! A lot of respect. A lot of respect," and left.
One of the highlights of my life.
Saw a guy at an airport looking unwell. blood sugar crash. offered to get him OJ, he said no,he had just eaten some candy for it. I stayed with him for a bit, chatted, made sure he was ok. He said, "I may never see you again, you're very beautiful." I still think of him sometimes— V (@kayfinleyrose) April 15, 2022
years ago i was working in a starbucks and a guy that had been sitting next to me for like half an hour got up, wordlessly passed this to me, and left pic.twitter.com/OSCqqZjsiU— AI thot leader (@angerdumpling) April 15, 2022
In 2017, a guy bought me a bottle of wine because I was having dinner alone. He came to me before he left and said he admired that someone my age was able to dine alone. I never forgot it.— The Main One (@thuggymacho) April 15, 2022
a guy once bought me a cocktail at a bar, didn't ask me anything, left shortly after, and honestly, I WANTED TO KNOW EVERYTHING— Alex (@alexinthecity) April 14, 2022