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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.


The letter's heartfelt message inspired some other people to share their own experiences:


Jim here volunteers with an organization that shows senior citizens how to use technology:



And we can all take a moment to appreciate the power of a simple thank you:





And yes, this story proved more uplifting than at least one person might have expected:

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