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
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:
@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
@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
@OriginalYoni Shout out to @newyorkcares— JIM👎 (@JIM👎) 1550470494
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
@OriginalYoni @CardChronicle Never forget what a thank you letter means - no matter the generation— Chris Park (@Chris Park) 1550457979
@OriginalYoni Just another reason why thank you notes are important. What a great story.— Rhonda Wolfson (@Rhonda Wolfson) 1550453709
@OriginalYoni @arlenparsa This is wonderful. More people should take the time to do the same— Cat 🐾 (@Cat 🐾) 1550456369
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
And remember, kids:
@OriginalYoni Manners cost nothing.👍— Journey Boomer (@Journey Boomer) 1550460610
Boyfriend's Mother Slut Shames Girlfriend For Having Sex Toys Locked In Basement, And The Internet Has Feelings
Redditor Optillard needs some advice. Apparently she is having some "boyfriend mama" issues. As if relationships are arduous enough, nobody needs to be brought to task over things that bring others pleasure. Case in point....
I'm very into kinky BDSM sexual stuff and really enjoy it. My boyfriend wasn't into it at first but he was open to it and now he's also like me, very much interested. I have turned the basement of my house into a BDSM dungeon with a lot of equipments, latex outfits, cuffs, chains, spreaders, bondage equipment, swings, dildos, strap-ons, benches, etc.
My boyfriend's mom is visiting from the other side of the country and is staying with us for a few days. This is fine. She's been wanting to visit his son and get to know me better and I think it's lovely.
She is a rather devout Christian and believes in things like modesty, traditional gender roles and even abstinence before marriage. I don't have a problem with her if that's how she wants to live her life. It's not for someone like me who's basically the opposite of those things.
I always lock the door to the basement. It's a private room and I don't think it's unreasonable to lock one of your rooms when you have guests. It should be clear that a locked room is supposed to be left alone. Apparently she does not understand this. Yesterday she asked where door leads to and I told her that it's the basement and it's just full of stuff and it's always locked because I don't want my niece and nephew who visit often go down there (not a lie, it is the truth).
This morning I went out for a run when she was still sleeping. My boyfriend has a night shift at the hospital so he was away. When I came back I noticed that she has broken into the basement (took the key from the drawer in my room) and she asked me to "answer for this." I didn't, just kept asking her why is she down here and how she got here and she explained that she thinks I was disrespectful for locking a room to a guest and she had to find out what I'm hiding down there because she thought it could be something illegal but instead she found, as she called it, "evil material of a shameless slut." She then went on a rant about how ungodly these things are, that I have corrupted her son, how I'm of the devil and going to hell and she's not going to allow me to take her son with her, and things like that.
I just asked her to get out of the basement, stay in her room until his son arrives and she can deal with him as I don't think I need to justify my lifestyle or my belongings to her. She called me a whore and went out of the house. That was 30 minutes ago.
I texted my boyfriend and he hasn't responded yet. Not sure what I should do now. I really don't want her in my house ever again.
And the internet has some thoughts...