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Old 08.07.2011, 16:02
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I was walking home from the train station last night, and it's not far, but if you were in the Zurich area you know how heavily it was raining at about 9pm last night. I was already pretty much soaked to the skin, the rain having gone through my supposedly waterproof jacket and shirt, trousers, and shoes and socks.

I was nearing the complex where I live when I heard a voice behind me, and some kind stranger proceeded to share his umbrella with me for the remaining couple of hundred metres or so.

So, kind Swiss fella, whoever you were, thanks very much! Not so much for the share of the umbrella, since I was already soaked through, but for the kind thought. It was very, very much appreciated, just for that.
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Some really uplifting posts today. That's awesome.
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Me too, I feel so uplifted myself. That was truly a kind and humane gesture in this cruel and barbaric country. It touched my heart, Im getting all teary eyed now... Bless that strange and not typical Swiss gentleman.

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Thanks for Sharing that stränger was a very Kind Person.
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Me too, I feel so uplifted myself. That was truly a kind and humane gesture in this cruel and barbaric country. It touched my heart, Im getting all teary eyed now... Bless that strange and not typical Swiss gentleman.

(Hope we're sure he was Swiss and not some expat)
To bad I emigrated to Canada,I hate civilization.To much influence by the British.Question ?where was it again ,a young toddler was kidnapped beaten to dead and ahh never mind Just sayingIf the mod wants to remove my post , fine with me .I did not wanted to ruin such a nice story
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To bad I emigrated to Canada,I hate civilization.To much influence by the British.Question ?where was it again ,a young toddler was kidnapped beaten to dead and ahh never mind Just sayingIf the mod wants to remove my post , fine with me .I did not wanted to ruin such a nice story
That is just awful i am a parent and i could Not Imagine what the toddlers parents are going through
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That is just awful i am a parent and i could Not Imagine what the toddlers parents are going through
Sutter I am sarcastic ,this chase was in england . 2 boys kidnapped a toddler and stoned him to dead, some time ago.It was something which can happened anywhere on this earth unfortunate.I try to make a point about being Cruel and a Barbaric country
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Me too, I feel so uplifted myself. That was truly a kind and humane gesture in this cruel and barbaric country. It touched my heart, Im getting all teary eyed now... Bless that strange and not typical Swiss gentleman.

(Hope we're sure he was Swiss and not some expat)
I've heard Switzerland described as many things but "cruel and barbaric"?? There are people currently cowering in a mucky cellar in Brega, Libya who would probably p*ss themselves laughing at that.

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I was walking home from the train station last night, and it's not far, but if you were in the Zurich area you know how heavily it was raining at about 9pm last night. I was already pretty much soaked to the skin, the rain having gone through my supposedly waterproof jacket and shirt, trousers, and shoes and socks.

I was nearing the complex where I live when I heard a voice behind me, and some kind stranger proceeded to share his umbrella with me for the remaining couple of hundred metres or so.

So, kind Swiss fella, whoever you were, thanks very much! Not so much for the share of the umbrella, since I was already soaked through, but for the kind thought. It was very, very much appreciated, just for that.
Similar thing happened to a friend and I at an open-air fest in Rapperswil.

We were on the - er - grass dancefloor which rapidly started turning very muddy and mushy when the heavens opened and it poured down heavily. However, as the music was soooooo good, we didn't run for cover and just continued.

Suddenly this complete stranger came over, opened his huge brolly and held it over both of us whilst we danced our hearts out. At first we thought he was coming over to escort us off the mush but said he enjoyed watching us so much and couldn't bear the thought of our getting drenched by all that rain.

Couldn't help wondering if the fact we were already well and truly soaked before he came over had somehow escaped him. No matter, it made for a very nice experience and was such a kind gesture on his part.
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