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In amongst all the tales of bitterness and poo, we occasionally get fluffy stories that bring a small tear to our internet-jaded eyes.

In celebration of this, what is the nicest thing someone's done for you? Whether you thoroughly deserved it or it came out of the blue, tell us of heartwarming, selfless acts by others.

Failing that, what nice things have you done for other people, whether they liked it or not?

(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 16:14)
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I actually have something this week. Shock horror!
For a little background, I'm British and my Girlfriend is Canadian who was living in spain. This poses many problems, the first and foremost being logistics.
I've been seeing her since July 2007 (So just a little over a year, woo for us) and for 1 whole year i flew every fortnight on Saturday at 5:45am to Madrid (where she was living at the time) and flew back home Monday morn' at 6:45am just intime to arrive at work at 9:30.

Yeaup, i commuted from spain.

Anyway, one of my work colleagues (who shall remain nameless) arranged for me to go to India for 6 months, under the condition that the company would pay my girlfriend's flights, visa costs and other things. This was great for me as it means we can live together for a whole six months whilst I work out a plan to allow us to live together for longer.

The problem with this is that after the 6 months (we're 1 month in) we have to return to our respective countries, which is quite saddening. That was, until yesterday... the aforementioned colleague has arranged for me to transfer to Canada. This means that my flights, her flights, visa applications et al will be paid and arranged for by the company. The most important part being sponsored for a visa.

He's single handedly allowed me and my girlfriend to continue our relationship with relative ease for the next few years by which time i'll be able to apply for my residency :)

Plus, he takes me shopping as i don't have a car here.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:21, closed)
Nice one!
Congratulations, that is some serious friendship there.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:22, closed)
@al
Thanks :)

I actually awe my career to him. He picked me up when i was struggling with the management being cunts (i was 16 at the time and they wouldn't trust me with anything) and in one short year he brought me to Global Operations where i now manage the entire corporate infrastructure.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:26, closed)
How lovely
It's nice to know that your workplace still believes in romance.

How is the charming Mrs Axai?
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:37, closed)
She's good, sitting next to me right now.
It's nice yes, it's nice when you have someone on your side who is a genuinely nice person.

Mrs Axai is watching americas next top model on mtv.com due to the fact TV here sucks. She's liking it though :)

You're all welcome to come over any time and have a Pune, India bash! It'd be great to see you guys again
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:39, closed)
Wow!
That's wonderful!

What a lovely man and good luck to the both of you!

Enjoy Pune - I once spent a few weeks there and adored it.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:44, closed)
Lovely
Beautiful story! Where in Canada will you be moving? If it's Winnipeg, bring 20 layers of clothing. In any case, welcome to Canada!
Cheers,
Tuqueboy, who lives in Toronto.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:55, closed)
hehe
@chickenlady: For sure, we're liking it here it just takes a bit of getting used to. Where in pune did you stay? We're in Koreagoan park.

@tuqueboy: I've been to Canada before, my ex girlfriend was Canadian, i used to fly to see her every month (Boy, that got expensive), she lived in Ottawa. The coldest it ever got when i was there was -49 Celcius. Jesus H Christ on a bike that was cold. I love Canada though, most amazing place and lovely people.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 17:59, closed)
Winnipeg...
can be a lot worse, believe it or not. It was minus 64 with the windchill factored in the last time i was there. how in the fuck anyone survives that, i'll never know. toronto's great though. gaz me if you need any tips on places to drink/eat or wanna grab a pint in toronto some time. where/when are you going to be moving?
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 18:08, closed)
I stayed at Sangam
in Yerawada because, yes, I was a Girl Guide!

Had a fantastic time there - did bits of relief work locally too. Amazing place.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 18:22, closed)
@cl
I'm working in Yerawada, that's where my office is based.
It's the tech park on loop road, the big-ass IBM building next to Don Bosco school :)
(, Fri 3 Oct 2008, 5:09, closed)

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