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posted by Aubrie Sofala in Local

What's the nicest thing you've ever done for someone?

May 15, 2012

A mysterious benefactor in Paris is spreading love, cash and hair appliances along a rugged stretch of New Zealand.

Police are baffled by at least four packages that have been sent from different Paris addresses to residents of the South Island's sparsely populated West Coast. They contain either a hair dryer or hair clippers plus a sum of money — either one hundred New Zealand dollars ($78) or one hundred euros ($128).
 
 
Two of the packages came with identical handwritten notes: "Thanks for being a true friend."
 
The packages have been received over the last two weeks.
 
"We are hoping it's a random gesture of goodwill," says police Senior Sgt. Allyson Ealam. "We have no cause to think there is any criminal connection."
 
- Associated Press
 
These random acts of kindness are always great to hear about but they happen so rarely. 
 
The most recent act of kindness I've experienced has been a stranger paying for my coffee this past week. He randomly heard me talking to the cashier about my birthday and offered to pay.
 
Seeing genuine kindness in people restores my faith in humanity and manages to turn my day around, even on the worst of days. 
 
Have you ever done anything nice for a complete stranger? 
 
Have you witnessed anyone do something for someone without them knowing? 
 
Do you think the unnamed bearer of gifts is creepy or kind? 

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