The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today’s something good is the kindness of strangers.
Last weekend, Garth Brooks was playing in Birmingham, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia natives Zack and Katie Watson had 3 coveted tickets. Their friend Anna was supposed to use the 3rd but she got sick. They’d tried to give it away all week but had no takers.
Finally, last Saturday night, they decided to just head to the concert and sent for an Uber. The first driver didn’t show and the clock was ticking for them to get to the concert on time, much less find someone to use that extra ticket. So they sent for another driver, hoping there’d be time to get to the concert.
Enter Vicky, a retired cosmetologist turned Uber driver, self-proclaimed country girl, and huge Garth Brooks fan. Vicky is also from Georgia and drove to Birmingham to drive people to and from the concert. She answered the Watson’s call for an Uber and, in chatting with them on the drive, revealed that a bucket list dream of hers was to attend a Garth Brooks concert someday.
Zack and Katie offered her their spare ticket and, after a brief hesitation on Katie’s part because she “wasn’t dressed cute”, she was whisked inside by her fairy godparents. The three sat together for hours at the concert, enjoying the spectacle as new friends. Vicki left the concert a few minutes early to make sure she was able to get her riders back to their hotel.
Vicki told WTVM that she feels blessed and the Watson’s kindness has made her believe there are good people in the world. “Zack and Katie were so kind. I still can’t believe I was inside the stadium.”
Katie said, “There’s no doubt that getting to take Vicky to the concert felt good. It was the least we could do, and we believe it really made Vicky’s night.”
Being in the right place at the right time is a good thing, for both the giver and receiver of kindness. Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!