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  1. Hayley Brown Hayley Brown says:

    Somebody paid it forward when my mother and myself went out for a nice sit down meal before too. Apparently it was a pay it forward chain that had been going for a few tables at that point. We had the funds to pay so we paid for the next people in the restaurant’s meal instead. Unsure if they continued the chain but it was pretty cool.

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  2. I agree and I think we’ve just basically lost trust in people. People are so aggressive and I really don’t understand our current “me first” society. A little more kindness, like these men showed, might help to restore that trust. It’s OK to back off and let a car in when they’re signalling their intention. And to the car that you let in, a little wave of thanks is always nice to see. Start with the little things and let the feeling it gives you grow into a few more acts of kindness and consideration. Peace out! ✌️

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  3. Lyn Hessels Lyn Hessels says:

    Nice story. Guess we’re all a little on edge nowadays.

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  4. Patsy Funk Patsy Funk says:

    Aww I love hearing these stories!!

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  5. Jeff Gorski Jeff Gorski says:

    Your first natural response is fight or flight. Nothing unusual about that. Dont feel bad for human design, it’s got us this far.

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  6. Dorinda Dawn Dorinda Dawn says:

    I did the same thing ( and I try sooooooo hard not to be a judgy person) but at work I judged a book by its covers … they came in to adopt an animal covered in tattoos , was a minority and looked like a ” gangsta”‘lol … and of course wanted to adopt a bully breed ( that didn’t help the case lol) but I can’t deny based on looks and wants so i thought what the hell let’s go thru the motions I am sure I can find some way to deny this guy…. well low and behold I couldn’t he passed with flying colours and he adopted … well he sent us an update and the dog was dressed in Christmas sweaters and he is a doctor!!!! So that was my real life lesson on not to judge a book by its cover , I am so happy he adopted and thankful I gave him the chance

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  7. For you to feel bad about this incident proves that you are human after all . There are times when we are not really ourselves and so just give. Yourself a little break . Because you know and we know that you are a good person .

    Just a little reminder , don’t judge a book by each cover . Haha

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  8. Rye Weskey Rye Weskey says:

    Lol, you need to stop emphasizing so much on a person’s looks, you really looked at each other and said “better keep a distance”? As opposed to what, running into his tailgate? Lol, your husband sounds like he needs testosterone treatments. Also, do you think the big scary looking bearded man in the pickup was looking back at you like “hmmm they look like a bunch of judgemental pricks”..

    Why did you not pass up on the free food and tell them to give it to the person behind you and pay for your own bill? You start out by judging him but suddenly you are not too good to except his free food? Wtf?

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    • Give it up with the speech. It’s our instinct to notice our surroundings. And with the world these days, I don’t trust other people either.

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    • Alana Boutin Alana Boutin says:

      Whoa. First off “RW”, you are stating that it’s a wife and husband in the car? I never read that. And secondly, I don’t see any part in the post that refers to looks (again, you just read what you wanted to read and judge them based on YOUR judgmental thoughts, no?). To me, it read as it was the aggressive behavior. Aggressive behavior from anyone would signal caution over looks any day. *sigh.
      You’re not alone, OP. Sometimes it’s hard be trusting when crap is happening all over the world.

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    • Rye Weskey Rye Weskey says:

      Someone looking at you in their rearview mirror is not an aggressive action, get off your fucking high horse.

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    • Rye Weskey Rye Weskey says:

      If they look like they are going to murder you with their eyeballs maybe you shouldn’t accept the free food they just bought you. They may have poisoned it with their thoughts and vicious stare.

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    • Rye Weskey Rye Weskey says:

      You can never be too careful, riiiight?

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    • Alana Boutin Alana Boutin says:

      Why are you attacking me, you ass? Sorry, those damn gifs pop up. I was trying to say that you’re a dick. I apologize for my language, but I’m not sorry. Grab your balls and look in the mirror…are you perfect? Everyone is so tough behind a keyboard. Shame on both of us for doing so.

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    • Alana Boutin Alana Boutin says:

      Joe Ngo thanks

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  9. Rob Elger Rob Elger says:

    Edmonton has gotta be one of the friendliest cities in Canada.

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  10. Its true. I was attacked a few years back by one person. And since then I find it hard to trust anyone out on the street. This is our society now, a society based on fear and judgement. We all do it, and if you don’t you’re just lying to yourself. Even though a guy in a suit walking down the street in the middle of the day could be just as dangerous as the homeless person you judged on your way to work.

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  11. It’s part of adjusting to a global community. Things feel bigger, and scarier than ever. When really that’s not the case.

    Just remember, most people are just doing their day to day things to keep afloat like everyone else! Appearance means nothing anymore. 🙂

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