Thankful Thursday Blog Hop – Kindness and Helpfulness

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Howdy gang, thanks for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I am always thankful to each of you for joining us!  Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today we are thankful that there is still kindness and helpfulness in the world. Sometimes it’s easy to look around and see only all of the bad stuff, like rudeness and complacency, but that’s not always the case. There really is goodness around us and sometimes you even find it in unexpected places. That was the case recently with our Mom.

The Mom was at our local Costco store to pick up some necessities. The Mom usually uses something called self-checkout. Even though you sort of check yourself out there is a human there to assist with the self checkout. In front of our Mom was a lady with a couple of kids. The nice Costco lady minding the process noticed the kids interest. She engaged them, let them scan some items and even let them finish up the process by pulling out the long receipt from the machine. The kids were delighted and had a blast.

After that family left our Mom told the checkout assistant how nice it was that she took the time to interact with the kids. The lady told our Mom that she loves children and seniors and will always do whatever she can to make sure their visit to Costco is a most pleasant one. It’s so nice that people care and enjoy making others days enjoyable. The world needs more like her and kindness and helpfulness is alive and well.

So, what are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Eastside Cats Blog
7 months ago

Not too long ago, I was at the local big box grocery store, and needed the ladies.
As I walked in, a woman already there told me that the place was a mess, and that I should use the unisex potty instead.
A small thing for her, but it made my life a bit nicer!

7 months ago

That was such a kind thing for the Costco lady to do! Such employees make it a treat to visit a business and when i am given extra help or good service, i try to make a point to go tell a manager or assistant what a great employee they have.

7 months ago

Es genial cuandolas personas se preocupan unas por otras. Te mando un beso.

7 months ago

We love seeing people treating others with kindness and respect. That Costco worker made that family’s day — and gave your mom something nice for her day, too!

Fur Everhywhere
7 months ago

That is really cool, Brian! I love it when people do something a little extra to make someone else’s day better!

Last week, I was at Starbucks and one of the baristas knows how much I love the Starbucks cups they sell. There are so many beautiful ones! Anyway, the barista knew someone in the floral department who was giving away a Starbucks cup and she asked if I wanted it! So nice of her to think of me. 🙂 I got the cup on Sunday, and it is very pretty!

Give your humans a hug from us, okay? <3

7 months ago

We don’t have Costco over here, but self check-out is very popular here, esp. in large chain stores.

7 months ago

Oh that was a nice moment for your Mom to witness indeed, Brian!

7 months ago

wow… that is a super great sales person… hugs to her.. BIG ones….

7 months ago

Always such a pleasure to meet a kind person or to have an opportunity to be one. Thank you for the energy you put in the world and for hosting us all!

7 months ago

Mom has never done the self checkout thingy and that was very nice for that Cosco lady to teach those kids how it’s done.

The Poupounette Gang
7 months ago

We agree with you. #1 always tells us that kindness is the greatest of all virtues.

The Chans

7 months ago

Brian, thank you for sharing your mom’s story. We do love to see good news and helpful news. Makes our days much more pleasant and that lady was definitely making her world Pleasant.

7 months ago

There is a lot of bad in the world, but the media loves to spread doom and gloom so we don’t hear much about all the good. We think the world would be a better place if news would focus more on the good and let the bad fall out of the news.

Ellen J Pilch
7 months ago

That was very kind of the assistant to do. Thank you for hosting. Have a great day. XO

7 months ago

we love this story and are so happy it happened to your mom, it happened to me also, in Walmart and it would have been perfect for today but the moms mind is on the OUTS.. Kisses Brian

Lucy and Xena
7 months ago

It’s so nice to have employees who are engaged and pleasant, not the kind I run into (usually younger people) who are obviously bored and wishing they were somewhere else.

The Florida Furkids
7 months ago

What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cecilia Upchurch
7 months ago

What a kind lady…I hope her supervisor is thankful for her. Her kindness is the last thing folks have when the finish shopping and they will remember it.
Hugs Cecilia

Katie Isabella
7 months ago

The few times I have used the self checkout there at Costco, they did it for me. I must look old as the pyramids. But I appreciated it.

7 months ago

A wonderful thankful. You made me smile. Sometimes service is lacking and this person knows how to make people feel special.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

7 months ago

I love that story, and you’re right – there are a lot of kind folks in the world but the press tends to only report the bads. We have one station that has a section on good news only, love that news broadcast!

Kitties Blue
7 months ago

So few people in the service industry have any interest in customers these days. It’s nice to find a caring one. Restores your faith in humanity. Raleigh is thankful to have his neuter surgery behind him. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

Darla M Sands
7 months ago

That’s a lovely little story. 😀 I’m thankful our local town-folk act so calm and kind, especially in these crazy times. Blessings, my dears!

7 months ago

THAT IS SO COOL of that lady at Costco. What a sweetie.

Melva Loves Scraps
Melva Loves Scraps
7 months ago

Kindness as you described needs to be spread around like confetti! <3

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

Stories like that warm my heart.
Recently I had a problem with my health insurance, and the lady at the desk was very patient and helped me figure it out, after about 20 minutes we got it all fixed…and those waiting in line were not aggravated either, thankfully.

Katie Isabella
7 months ago

The minute I dotted the i, and put the period at the end of the sentence, ready to hit post comment, my computer got black and deader than 4 o’clock. The wifi went out…the entore modem was out. But I am sure glad its back. Comcast must have pulled the plug of something! (kidding…but it had to have been them).

7 months ago

I agree there are moments of goodwill among people. Unfortunately, the moments that show the dark side of human nature seem to get most of the attention. It’s so important to recognize and acknowledge when someone is showing kindness to others. Maybe it will start a trend!

7 months ago

There are a lot of good and thoughtful people out there but usually, only the ones noticed are the troublemakers. Nice of your Mom to acknowledge the clerk’s kindness.

7 months ago

Thank you, Mom for “pawing it forward”. We think when one sees an “act of kindness” it is good to acknowledge it … by complimenting the person who performed it. That simply takes it another step forward.
7 months ago

I believe there more good in world, than not.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Melissa & Mudpie
7 months ago

Awww, that’s so wonderful!

Mike Golch
7 months ago

Hi, Brian, I did a Thankful Thursday post as well.

The Island Cats
7 months ago

That was nice of the store worker. Many of them aren’t so nice mainly because they’re tired and overworked. We need more like that lady.

ruby rose and the blg little angels 3

I love to see strangers helping one another the way dogs do.

Three Chatty Cats
7 months ago

Aww, how nice! Random acts of kindness are the best!

A ShutterBug Explores
7 months ago

Oh wonderful series of thankfuls ~. kindness is a treasure ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

faith black
7 months ago

Precious kitty. It’s nice that the Costco lady took time to interact with the kids. Too often people assume kids to be “in the way.”
I’m thankful that our cat’s vet appointment went good on Thursday. The anxiety just about kills me though. And my daughter and I had a good time at the fair and my husband had a safe trip out of town

Angel Binky, Peachy, Stippie and Granny

Yeah, this made us smile, Brian…see😸Double Pawkisses from us to all of you🐾😽💞

Cathy Keisha
7 months ago

What a wonderful lady! I’ll bet she was late 40s, early 50s cos we think niceness stopped after that. We’re thankful the concierge sends one of the staff up with our paper every morning and sometimes sends our packages up to save the peeps the 4 flights of stairs.

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

The world definitely needs more ladies like her! Sadly we are at a time in our evolution where we live in a me me me society. We pray for more selfless and kind humans.

7 months ago

That is so nice 😀 Share the happiness and being nice is so important 😀

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

I’m so glad I saved this post to read later! That WAS super nice of that person! I give your Mom credit, I’m not a fan of self-checkout and never use it.