This inspiring story is a testament to the good of people and how one act of kindness can completely turn around someone’s life.
It Was a Low Time for Her
Meet our storyteller, a strong-willed female who is experiencing an all-time low in her life.
She’s a woman who has been going through a hard time, sleeping rough and carrying her belongings with her everywhere.
However, she’s got an unexpected lifeline from someone – her boss seems to have noticed her struggles and offered her a loan from his own pocket in advance of her official payday.
An Act of Kindness
Her boss paid her in cash from his own pocket, and now she could afford to stay at a hostel, have a shower, and put her belongings in a locker.
His kindness shocked the original poster (OP), and she broke down and cried.
She’s embarrassed because they’re not that close, but she’s incredibly grateful to him.
She’s been embarrassed by her appearance and feels ashamed that her boss can tell she is at rock bottom.
A Charitable Man
Her boss is an incredibly kind Muslim who is fasting, and later in the day, he asked if she wants to eat with his family when they break fast later.
He also offered one of his children to drop her off some food she could heat up if she was too shy.
Didn’t Want to Offend
She tried to refuse because she felt that her boss had already helped her enough, but he told her that refusing an act of goodwill in his culture was offensive.
She decided to break fast with her boss and his family later.
She felt awkward, but she didn’t want to offend him.
She was overwhelmed when she went to her boss’s house for Ramadan and broke fast with his whole family.
His wife is amazing – she was so warm and loving, and she prepared a plate of food for OP as soon as she walked in.
She told OP that she didn’t have to wait for them to break their fast to eat, and she could go right ahead!
But there was no way she was going to eat alone, so she offered to help with the preparations.
She ended up folding samosas for the first time in her life.
A Welcoming Family
The family has five children, but the two eldest don’t live elsewhere with their own families.
The rest of the kids joined them for the breaking of the fast: their son (24) and two daughters (21 and 17). OP fell in love with this family.
Their energy and home were so beautiful, and the food was amazing.
She couldn’t believe it was all made by hand!
She was so overjoyed when the food was on the table she had a lump in her throat. She could barely talk because she was holding back tears.
The Ugly Reality
They all got up to pray, and the son led the prayer. His voice was beautiful.
OP felt like she could float but at the same time felt like she was sinking in her ugly reality that this is not her life.
She wished it was and wished she was their child.
After the meal, the boss and his son went to the mosque, and the daughter (21) offered to drive OP home.
OP declined because she knew she had nowhere to go and didn’t want them to find out, so she just asked to be dropped off at their local station.
Loaded With Food
The boss’s wife gave her so much food that she genuinely thinks she has all the Tupperware in their home!
The wife told her to come by and join them whenever she wanted, to never be shy, and know that she was always welcome.
She Paid It Forward
Feeling blessed and grateful, OP returned to her hostel, where she met a girl in a bad state.
She shared some of her food with her and felt amazed at how her mentality had changed overnight.
How Quickly Things Change
The previous day, she was at a point where her only goal was to survive by any means necessary. She says, “I was only shown cruelty and the nicest people would show me indifference so I was working on eradicating anything good in my heart just so I can survive this cruel and ugly world.”
But her boss and his family had shown her an immeasurable act of kindness!
She’s so thankful for the kindness shown to her, and she feels like the trajectory of her life has changed because of the family’s compassion.
The Beauty of People
She never expected to find such generosity and love in this world, and she is overwhelmed by the beauty of it. As she says, “The glimpse of the life they have shown me is now my new goal.”
OP’s story is inspiring, showing how, sometimes, the people who make the most significant impact in our lives are strangers who become our angels in disguise. Despite having met them before, her boss and his family showed her love and kindness, which changed her life – a wonderful outcome.
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