A man ends up engaged to a waiter he saved from some homophobic bullies. For Bonus Points, this entry was pointedly added the day the United States Supreme Court struck down the most insidious part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Customer: No, I don’t give money to poor people. If they want money, they have to work for it like the rest of us. I don’t like lazy layabouts.
Customer's Husband: Do you really feel that way, dear? I wonder if you felt this way 27 years ago when we had an infant, no jobs, no money, and had to ask my parents for an allowance so we could live. Now that we have money in the bank, a Volvo in the driveway, and a designer handbag on your arm, suddenly we are too good to help others? [to the cashier, indicating a large pile of books next to the cash register] Are these the books you're selling? We'll take them all.
This woman decides to help a random family without leaving her name.
This man helps a pregnant girl who was kicked out of her home by her ex-boyfriend who not only hit her but cancelled her food stamp card. The man not only is paying for her groceries, but offers her both a home and a job at his apartment complex.
This story. A kid steals something from a store, and the employee, instead of calling the police or chasing after him, decides to call him instead. The kid comes back, admits he wasn't thinking straight, and returns the item. Furthermore, he does a complete 180 of his original behavior, coming in regularly and helping to fix up the store at times. Sometimes, all a person needs is a second chance.
You know how some people like to hold on to the last thing someone ever gave them? This manager does.
This one, in a way. The guy has an embarrassing long scar on his stomach, and is scared of what his girlfriend would think of it. Instead of freaking out, though, she thinks it's awesome.
Here, in a way. A couple gets playful in bed, and the boyfriend gets really into the act and licks his partner's arm. He immediately admits that was weird and begins to apologize for it, but the partner cuts him off and just licks him back.
This guy, who finds a four-leaf clover for his girlfriend.
This one, in a pretty cute way. A woman goes as far as to learn sign language to communicate with another person she assumes is deaf. In reality, he wasn't deaf, but he's amused enough by her effort to offer her to hang out, and they eventually begin dating.
Here is one that starts out depressing but ends up heartwarming: a mom with a sick baby is standing outside the drugstore just before it opens, two employees proceed to mock her and accuse her of being a crack whore - and then a third employee comes to the rescue, lets her in before the store officially opens, and then proceeds to pay for the medication out of his own pocket.
After a photo studio goes out of business (apparently without letting the superstore they were in know about it), an employee of the superstore tracks down the people who purchased the studio's services but never received the photographs. Talk about customer service!
This story about helping a pregnant woman and her husband after he lost his job.
This. One woman decides to take her and her friends' kids out to a children's Halloween party at the mall, since her friend is in the hospital. One employee insults her and basically gives her a very hard time due to seeing that the woman is using food stamps. The manager overhears this and intends on firing the employee for being so blatantly rude to a customer. But, one of the kids defends her, saying that the employes shouldn't be fired, because then she and her children would have to use food stamps too. People say things like "Ugh, I just lost all faith in humanity" or "I think I just got back my faith in humanity", but this really is a sign of hope that maybe people aren't all jerks.
This story. The restaurant allows the workers to listen to their own MP3 players via the sound system. Two immigrants working as helpers come to a co-worker, asking if she was doing fine. It isn't until the co-worker sees the boss later that she learns that her MP3 player was playing a lot of sad songs and break-up lyrics, and the helpers were worried that she was dumped. Turns out, it's set on shuffle, and the songs were not an indicator of her mood. Nonetheless, she's touched by their concern.