Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Random Act of Kindness

During the first night of our honeymoon, we experienced a wonderful act of unprovoked kindness.

It was nearly 4 pm when we got to the hotel.  We enjoyed our delicious complimentary drinks (fresh fruit blended with vodka) and quickly changed into our bathing suits to hit the pool.  Now if you've ever seen my husband with his shirt off, you would know that not only is he a outstanding male specimen, but he also has several tattoos that reflect his military career.  This, combined with his short haircut, make it pretty obvious that he's a veteran.  Even though we didn't really socialize with any of the fellow guests at the pool that night, some of them took notice of this fact.

We enjoyed our short pool adventure and left to get ready for dinner.  When we returned for our first surprise 4 course meal, we were told by the staff that the gentleman in Villa 4 was paying for our dinner.

Wait, what?

This was quite unexpected since the only words exchanged with this man had been "The pool is chilly but you get used to it."  In fact, the staff had to describe him to us because we weren't even clear who he was in the first place.  He apparently had realized that my husband was in the military and wanted to thank him for his service.

We were definitely taken aback by this wonderful gesture and weren't even sure how to respond to it.  A simple thank you was all that we could do, but I think I'll have to figure out a way to pay it forward.

Another random honeymoon picture. Just because. 


  1. That is awesome!
    Some people are just so kind, others aren't.
    Today at wal-mart people were just staring my husband down, I felt like it was kind of rude. Maybe they were just in shock? The whole state is getting deployed so maybe they felt bad. I don't know but it was rather embarrassing.

  2. Didn't i give you one of those lizards once as a birthday present?

  3. That is so awesome! I live in an area that my fiance is convinced that the residents are unpatriotic military hating folk. Honestly, I partially agree at times. However, his favorite breakfast place sells burritos and when he came home for R&R he NEEDED a burrito. My family is in the store all of the time so I was telling the ownere that my fiance just had to have a burrito after being outside of the states for a while. We weren't searching for a free meal. I just thought it was hilarious that he NEEDED a breakfast burrito. The guy gave us our breakfast, coffee, and other snacks for free as a thanks. Sure proved the communist theory wrong there! Sometimes there are such gems in a crowd. A thank you is all the is necessary, but it is such a nice surprise sometimes!

  4. Moments like these are incredible and stay with you always. It helps get through the times when people are not so kind.


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