On Christmas Eve, a woman placed an order with DoorDash and decided to leave a generous $100 tip on a $60 order. Little did she know, that her simple act of kindness would have a profound impact on the life of the delivery driver.
In response to her generosity, the driver wrote her a letter expressing their gratitude and sharing the impact it had on their life.
The driver, who chose to remain anonymous, wrote that they had been delivering for DoorDash since October due to job loss. On December 24th, they decided to take the DoorDash order to help pay for a tank of gas. In the letter, they wrote that the woman’s generous tip “baffled” them and that they cried the entire way home.
“I must admit I cried the entire way home and held my three children very close that night.” the driver wrote.
The Ripple Effect of Kindness
The driver went on to mention that the tip allowed them to use the experience to teach their children about the importance of kindness and generosity. They wrote, “I told them how important it is to be kind to others and be generous when you can,” and that “doing so could make someone’s day, and to never expect gratitude in return.”
This letter serves as a powerful reminder of the ripple effect of kindness. The woman’s simple act of generosity not only helped the driver financially but also provided them with a valuable opportunity to share an important lesson with their children. It’s a reminder that we never know how our actions may impact the lives of others, but that even the smallest gestures can make a big difference.