Mike's return of her bracelet made up for runner's bad fall
After being tended to by the paramedics, I went home. On my ride home, I realized I had lost my diamond tennis bracelet. It meant a lot to me because it was my mother's.
I called around to see if it had been turned in, without success. I thought I would never see it again.
The next day, I received a call from Mike. He said he was at the finish line, saw me fall and had my bracelet. He came to my house and returned it to me. He had to do some research in order to find me, but he did.
I will never forget this act of kindness and will pass it on, for sure.
Water customer feels blessed for man who helped with bill
I went to the Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority on Oct. 3 to pay my water bill, and I was not aware that I owed more than what showed on my water bill. The clerk told me I owed more money, and she wouldn't accept any money from me until I paid what was owed.
I didn't have more money, and I was confused and stressed out. This other gentleman who was a customer overheard the conversation and asked the clerk what more I owed, and she told him. He went in his wallet and brought out a $20 bill to pay the rest of my water bill.
I told him he would be blessed for what he did for me that day. He said, "I am already blessed," and for me to take care and have a nice day. I wanted to give him a hug, but he quickly walked out.
I want this gentleman to know that on Veterans Day in November I always give something to the disabled veterans. The $20 he gave me and some more from me will help bless a vet like he blessed me. I will never forget as long as I live what he did for me that day.
An honest person at the mall turned in a wristlet and cash
We went to many stores, and somewhere along the way my daughter lost her wristlet with $50 in it. We retraced our steps to each store but couldn't find it.
Finally, we went to the mall's lost-and-found department, and there it was with a note detailing the contents and the time returned. I just want to thank the person who turned it in for their honesty and integrity.
My daughter and I had a nice day together, and I am glad it wasn't tainted by her losing her wristlet and cash. To the person who returned it, God will bless you and your family for your random act of kindness.
Stranger went out of her way to help pair stranded by storm
We got caught in an unlikely 10 percent chance of rainstorm and took shelter under the awning of a business on Liberty Avenue. The downpour continued, and we were concerned about getting back to work.
A kind lady with a big umbrella approached us and offered to walk us to our car. We thanked her but explained that we were six to eight blocks from work.
The lady, Angie, returned in her car five minutes later, offering to squeeze us into her back seat so we could get back to the hospital, because "those kids need you." Thank you, Angie, and your sister, Deb.
Has someone done you right? Send your Random Act of Kindness to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Portfolio, Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.