A kind gesture to one stranger to another
I might be a little late in writing this. I didn’t know if I wanted to share it or just keep it to myself. So, on Valentine’s day, I decided to do something more special. The normal thing would have been to celebrate the person you are dating or care about. I decided to be cupid for a day and make hearts with little motivational messages inside of them.
I came up with this idea because I wondered how I could do something different on this day. Instead of going out on a date with a loved one, I thought about the people that could not do the thing they wanted. I thought about others that were stuck in the hospital. Thus, I came up with the idea to make over 100 origami hearts. As thanks for the staff working the night shift and the patients who had to stay for their well being. So I started making them the night before from a tutorial on Youtube and a page online. I combined both technics and made my own.( links to the videos will be on the bottom of the page)
I only managed to make about 10 at night that were decent; the next morning I woke up early and continued working on them. Finished around 3 in the afternoon. Got ready and went to a cancer clinic, which luckily is not that big. I got there around 4 pm but started distributing them later on in the evening because I was shy and thought that no one would care about my efforts and be thrown later on in the trash. So after an hour or self-conflict, I came to a conclusion that, yes people may throw them away but there will be some that will greatly appreciate the kindness of one person. That was enough for me if just one person were to appreciate what I did.
I started with one nurse which I gave saying it is because it is Valentine’s day. I was thanked for it and said that they have never received something like this from someone. That motivated me to continue giving out hearts to others, patients, and family members too. When I was done with my distribution a nurse asked me if I had another one, I did not.
So the next day I came back with some extra hearts, which I gave to the nurse so she could give to the patient that asked for it. She told me that the patient told her that she and her husband have been together for over 40 years and that she put the heart next to where she has her grandchildren’s photos. After that I got a little present where I got present in return, I got origami paper with little hearts that were super cute. Which was very touching and I saw the other nurses wearing them on themselves and one even had it on her phone case!
I felt great giving them out without expecting anything in return.
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