The above article is a great example of people helping other people. Truly living out the Golden Rule of doing unto others. The issue I want to lift up is the fact that these folks were not expressly or even remotely Christian. We would all agree that you do not have to be Christian to do good deeds. We would also agree that the most pleasant acts of kindness are those that are completely unexpected and can never be repaid.
I was struck by the girls’ response to these acts. They were genuinely thankful and expressed it abundantly. Saying “thank you” is a lost art and saying “your welcome” is at times more difficult. Henry Clay once said, “Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” I would argue against any courtesy being small or trivial, but I understand the point. Unexpected, unwarranted, and unanswerable kindness is one of the blessings God has given to all people that make the world a multi-dimensional place.