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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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My necklace...
My died died about 10years ago and my mum passed on to me his Krugerrand necklace (1oz solid fine gold coin for those who don't know). Only wear it for special occasions and occasionally when I go out.

Anyway... Because the coin is weighty, the clasp on the gold chain isn't strong enough to support the weight. Dancing on a dance floor one night, strutting my stuff under the influence, I didn't feel the chain break and the necklace and coin rolled away under the feet of others.

When I realised it was missing standing at the side of the dance floor I went into mega panic mode. I thought I had lost the one thing that when I wear, feels like my dad is standing by my side.

Not 5 minutes later, a stranger walks up - also rather well gone and just said, "I don't know why but I feel this is yours" and held out his hand with my necklace in his palm.

I have never felt such relief and it was purely by chance it happened. Bought him his drinks for the rest of the night to say thank you.

I know it's not the biggest thing in the world but to me it was one of the nicest things anyone has done for me as most could make £500+ selling it in the gold market although regardless of the monetary value, it's priceless in my eyes!

There are some nice people out there who would never dream of taking something of someone else's. I am glad I would never and always have been like that and that night I'm glad he was too!

Upgraded the chain after. Am a lot more careful of it now.

Length? About 22 inches of pure gold with an ounce of gold bullion.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 21:49, 2 replies)
i'm sorry to laugh
but the mental image of a guy dancing about with £500 worth of gold coins round his neck, possibly in an open-necked bright coloured silk shirt with ludicrous collar and white flares was too much.

says a lot about a society when we're so surprised by honesty in others.
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 22:18, closed)
How do you know me?
It's just the one coin but I only ever wear loud hawiian shirts when I go out - minus the flares and collars! Always get commented on as a throw back from the 70's or a white BA but it goes down well and although I don't like the attention and am shy, I like to stand out and not be plain. :-)
(, Thu 2 Oct 2008, 22:32, closed)

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