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Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor.

“When someone does a good dead for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.”

Here are some heartwarming stories that have occurred this winter.  Nice to hear of these random acts of kindness when we are here:

  • I left my $3000 Canon camera in the public ADO bus station washroom of Alta Brisa on Thurs Jan 16. I didn’t realize it was missing until Sun evening. When I called Monday morning, they had it. It was picked up by Gustavo the following day when he went there to pick up a ride.
  • I left clothes that I bought at the fashion show on the bus. I went shortly afterward to wait at the end of the line in Chicxulub. The supervisor knew all about it but said I needed to wait an hour for the bus to make the return trip. While I waited, I bought a cold drink & the owner took out a chair for me to sit on & placed it in the shade. I got everything back.
  • I left my debit card in the bank machine at HSBC. While I was inside the bank changing my large bills to small, the next customer was waiting for me to come out as he was holding my card – I had left in the machine.
  • I looked all over Progreso for a 12 cup replacement pot for my coffee maker. While standing in line at the Bodega, I allowed a woman in the next line who only had one item, to come in front of me. I asked her if she knew where to find a pot. She offered to drive me back to town & dropped me off at a shop I didn’t know about. It was out of her way, but she took me anyway.

These are a few examples of the kindnesses of the local Mexicans.

If you want to add your own experience please let me know.