Kindness is a special quality that makes people stand out. It’s when people help others not because they have to but because it’s right. True goodness means doing kind acts without expecting anything in return. Let’s share an inspiring story that will surely make your day brighter!
One day, while taking a stroll in a park, an 11-year-old boy named Vince Hietpas and his dad, Lorenzo, came across a wallet lying on the ground. Vince is known for his strong sense of right and wrong and always tries to do the right thing, no matter what life throws his way.
Curious, Vince and his dad looked inside the wallet and found a driver’s license with an address on it. Vince did the right thing and returned the wallet to its owner. Little did he know that this kindness would lead to an unexpected reward.
When Vince called the driver’s license’s phone number, he discovered that the wallet belonged to a 17-year-old named Chase Dahlke. Chase wasn’t home then, so his dad, Jason, expressed his gratitude to Vince and offered him a few dollars as a token of appreciation. Jason was amazed at Vince’s kindness. But the story doesn’t end there.
Chase’s stepmom, Michelle, heard about Vince’s good deed and wanted to do something more to thank him. She reached out to Vince through Facebook to express her gratitude and asked if anyone knew Vince or his family. With the help of her online contacts, Michelle was able to connect the two families. What she learned surprised her.
Vince’s dad, Lorenzo, had contracted COVID-19 and was unable to work because wearing a mask was difficult due to his respiratory problems. This family was facing tough times.
In response, Michelle started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help Lorenzo and his family raise essential funds. The community responded incredibly generously, contributing over $9,000 to support the Hietpas family during their
challenging time. People were inspired by Vince’s kindness and wanted to help a family that had raised such a fine young man.
Vince’s motivation is simple and powerful: “Doing the right thing is good,” he says.