Talk about a random act of kindness.
One of my favorite stories happened at a craft store. I was off buying yarn (that I probably didn't need) and while checking out, I struck up conversation with an elderly woman holding wool yarn behind me. She was commenting on how nice it was to see young people crocheting and told me about some of her projects. I stuck around after I paid to keep talking while she checked out. Turns out she was a bit short and couldn't pay for her yarn. So I paid for it. It wasn't much, under $10, but she was so happy not to have to wait till the next time she could get a ride. And I was thrilled to have helped feed someone else's yarn collection. ;)
Want to start acting kindly in a more random fashion? Visit RandomActsofKindness.org for ideas, resources and inspirational stories! RAK is awesome... even more awesome than yarn.