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People are sharing wonderful stories of kindness from strangers.

Here are some of the most incredible responses.

Photo by Nicu Buculei/Flickr

One of the saddest aspects of our modern society is our innate fear of strangers. From birth, we’re raised being told about “stranger danger” and to be weary of people we’ve never met.


Even as crime rates have plummeted over the past 30 years, people live in greater fear of one another than ever.

Imagine a world in which people were less suspicious of one another. It’d be a world that’s kinder, freer, and probably safer.

To show the world that strangers aren’t so terrible, writer Rachael Berkey posed a question to her Twitter followers: What’s the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

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Here are some of the most incredible responses. Grab a tissue.

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