‘I have $1500 that I’m giving away’: Man becomes legend for extreme acts of kindness toward strangers
What an awesome person. Can you even imagine how the world might be if we were all a little bit more like they are?
Oh man.. I was prepared to be sceptical but I know that feeling. Looked away from some girl begging in the snow winter of 92 and regretted it ever since. I was carrying an Atari 1040ST and in too much of a hurry to get home. Difference is I never did anything about it.
I personally believe that if I can miss something(time, money, resources) I try to help people. Give a bit of money to those in need, I don't really want it back unless they insist. In the past I've donated to random people on Twitter, Reddit and of course friends. I also have a few artist friends where I regularly buy prints/paintings full-price (even if they offer discounts) just because they're 1. fantastic and 2. deserve it!
(support artists and make sure to tip properly / mention it when they underprice their work!)
Another example is helping friends study so they can finish courses at the cost of not having time to study myself, almost failing the class. But, I have decent grades and can handle one bad grade, so that wasn't a problem.
Or, helping people on the side of the road(jumpstarting etc) even if that means I'm a little late for work(they'll understand). It just takes a bit of my time, got plenty of that anyway and it makes someone's day, so why not help?
You can probably even help with much smaller/simpler things, like helping someone who's vertically challenged grab products from the highest shelves in the supermarket, holding the door open for someone, offering car rides to friends, etc.
I'm always careful if I'm not being taken advantage of, but so far that hasn't really happened.
Something to note is that you probably should never give others a much higher priority than yourself; if you can't risk or miss it, don't. But remember to do it next time, when you can!