Sometimes seemingly small acts can have enormous payoffs.
Twitter user Yoni shared a thank you note an unnamed individual received from an elderly gentleman to whom they'd sold their old VHS player.
It's a surprisingly emotional read:
I found many old VHS tapes recently and wanted to see what is on them and realized I had no player. So I went to EBay for the first time and discovered your offer.
I bought your VHS and you shipped it within a few days. The VHS looks new and unused. Amazing. I had some issues getting it going which were mine and not the player. I am 86 and perhaps not up to my game but I do get there eventually. And I did, and discovered that the VHS plays perfectly.
Thank you so much for your care, your efforts, and your promptness.
I watched tapes of my retirement party 25 years ago which I had never seen before. Jeez, were we young. Then a tape of my wedding with all the family and friends, many of which are no longer around. Then skiing trips, kids growing up, travels, and most importantly the gentle maturing of my family. Each one more fun than the last. All thanks to your generous selling of the VHS player.
I thought you would appreciate how much someone has enjoyed your offer.
This person sold their VHS player on eBay and got a surprise letter in the mail: https://t.co/oaLV8dUFqR— Yoni (@Yoni)1550406275.0
The letter's heartfelt message inspired some other people to share their own experiences:
@OriginalYoni @LynnCinnamon I put some action figures on eBay, a mom bought 2 but not the other 28 I had. She mssge… https://t.co/AtkvV8u1QD— Damien 🦇 (@Damien 🦇)1550445102.0
@OriginalYoni I was selling my sons old wrestling stuff on eBay. Bloke messaged asking how much I would take for 1… https://t.co/BDDwpDnxfK— Ludo (@Ludo)1550515263.0
Jim here volunteers with an organization that shows senior citizens how to use technology:
@OriginalYoni I do volunteer work showing older folks how to use new technology and it is really one of the most be… https://t.co/DYIW2ynEzD— Jim 👎 (@Jim 👎)1550456729.0
@OriginalYoni Like, I showed an older woman how to Skype with her family in Japan and she tried to pay me. It melted my heart— Jim 👎 (@Jim 👎)1550456864.0
@OriginalYoni Shout out to @newyorkcares— Jim 👎 (@Jim 👎)1550470494.0
And we can all take a moment to appreciate the power of a simple thank you:
@OriginalYoni "but I do get there eventually" 😭 Thank you for posting this!— Allie Mac Kay (@Allie Mac Kay)1550453877.0
@OriginalYoni @CardChronicle Never forget what a thank you letter means - no matter the generation— Chris Park (@Chris Park)1550457979.0
@OriginalYoni Yo, i would have returned them their money back. You can have it grandpa/grandma https://t.co/7ODZtz7vaV— Dr. Phil Harvey (@Dr. Phil Harvey)1550457967.0
@OriginalYoni Just another reason why thank you notes are important. What a great story.— Rhonda Wolfson (@Rhonda Wolfson)1550453709.0
@OriginalYoni @arlenparsa This is wonderful. More people should take the time to do the same— Cat litwin (@Cat litwin)1550456369.0
And yes, this story proved more uplifting than at least one person might have expected:
@OriginalYoni I swore this was going to end with a forgotten old porn in the machine. So this was uplifting.— Ronan (@Ronan)1550464619.0
And remember, kids:
@OriginalYoni Manners cost nothing.👍— Chris R (@Chris R)1550460610.0