Helping Hands in Japan

There are so many wonderful examples of random acts of kindness in Japan, in the wake of the devastation that continues to overwhelm the country. The Daily Good website has listed a few, like these:

“In the supermarket, where items of all the shelves fell, people were picking up things so neatly together, and then quietly stand in line to buy food. Instead of creating panic and buying as much as needed, they bought as little as they needed.  I was proud to be a Japanese.”

“When I was walking home, for 4 hours, there was a lady holding a sign that said, “Please use our toilet.”  They were opening their house for people to go to the restroom. It was hard not to tear up, when I saw the warmth of people.”

“There is a lack of gas now and many gasoline stations are either closed or haave very loooong lines. I got worried, since I was behind 15 cars. Finally, when it was my turn, the man smiled and said, “Because of this situation, we are only giving $30 worth gas per each person. Is that alright?”  ”Of course its alright.  I’m just glad that we are all able to share,” I said.  His smile gave me so much relief.”

“My co-worker wanted to help somehow, even if it was just to one person.  So he wrote a sign: “If you’re okay with motor cycle, I will drive you to your house.”  He stood in the cold with that sign. And then I saw him take one gentleman home, all the way to Tokorozawa!  I was so moved. I felt like I wanted to help others too.”

Read the whole story here: Daily Good

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