There’s no Such Thing as a Small Act of Kindness


Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.

– Scott Adam

Little did I know that when yesterday dawned it would knock the wind out of me.

On our morning walk, our dog was attacked by another dog. It lasted for three minutes and was one of the most vicious and terrifying things I have ever witnessed.

As I screamed and screamed, people come running to help. And it is fact that I am choosing to remember from yesterday. Even in the midst of such a horrifying moment, we were shown tender kindness.

There were two mums with their babies who helped take our little boy our of harms way. Pete the street sweeper who leaped from his truck without a moment’s hesitation to help restrain the other dog. Another man who ran to the nearest cafe to get a pen and paper and then chased down the other dog owner to get his details. And a mother and daughter who consoled me as I waited for my husband to come and drive our dog to the vet.

There were no small or random acts of kindness yesterday. Just beautiful, generous, selfless gestures which created a ripple. And that ripple turned into a wave which roared in the face of such a harrowing morning.

Ps: After a visit to the vet and lots of TLC, our pooch is already healing well.
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