The Great Sneak-Around

@Rohvannyn (3117)
United States
November 25, 2015 10:39am CST
Occasionally when I was young, my parents and I would find a neighbor who was in need and we'd creep up on them at night, during the holidays, and leave gifts at their door. One night it was a box of Satsuma mandarins back when you could still get those, as well as other things we found for them. I remember looking out the back window of our trailer, eagerly awaiting the moment where they'd open their door and find the gifts. For a couple of years now I've left small bags on my lonely, single neighbor's door - with no note other than perhaps a holiday greeting. Just a couple things that are easy to tell they haven't been tampered with. A couple oranges, a small box of candy, that kind of thing. Sometime I'd like to do this more. I love the idea of them having no way to know where their unexpected bounty came from. Have you done this too? Would you like to, someday?
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Nov 15
that is super cool, have never done that, but have bought something for someone and left it for them just in general, or I have paid a bill off anonymously. If I was closer to Ms Hatley, I'd sneakily leave her a keyboard!
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
26 Nov 15
I know, right? I know a lot of folks online I'd be that way with.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Nov 15
@Rohvannyn I have often wished there was a way to do something. anything, I dont always believe big sob stories, but the little things, things to brighten someone's day?
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Nov 15
When my daughter was young we lived in a 4-plex(four apartments in one building.)and there was one older lady that never seemed to have visitors go where. My daughter noticed it and said something to me. So we started leaving her something on her step.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
26 Nov 15
That's awesome! And just what I'm talking about, too.
• Minneapolis, Minnesota
25 Nov 15
Isnt that such a nice gesture! I have never done this but it is a great idea. We need more people like that out in the world. If I ever got something like that on my door step I would surely pay it forward and it would make me feel so good someone took the time out to do such a nice thing
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
26 Nov 15
It's a lot of fun to do! And it doesn't have to even cost much.
@PainsOnSlate (20652)
• Canada
26 Nov 15
I have done that usually with fresh baked goodies or flowers to lift their spirits.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
26 Nov 15
What a lovely thing to do.
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@bunnybon7 (37638)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 15
we used to do that years ago with one neighbor that was to proud to let anyone just help. it is fun and wish i could again but here no one hardly knows each others circumstance
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@marlina (79590)
• Canada
25 Nov 15
Never done it that way.
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@MALUSE (44593)
• Uzbekistan
25 Nov 15
You're a good person.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov 15
I've never done anything like that, but it seems a lovely idea. Well done to you.
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@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
25 Nov 15
I appreciate your spirit of helping others.
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