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#1084 Kindly stranger gives shoes to barefoot man, wants no thanks

Thanks to Salim Jiwa for posting Singh Virk's photos on his Facebook page

Thanks to Salim Jiwa for posting Singh Virk’s photos on his Facebook page

The gesture was quiet, from the heart. The giver had no wish to be thanked or acknowledged. But an off-duty bus driver was so warmed by the act of kindness it has gone viral.

Surjit Singh Virk drives buses for Coast Mountain Bus Co. He was returning home from the Vaisakhi parade in Surrey, British Columbia, when he saw another passenger take off his shoes and socks and give them to a man whose feet were wrapped in plastic hairnets.

Singh Virk snapped photos of both men, one donning dry socks and shoes, the other walking away barefoot on a wet sidewalk. QMI Agency contacted the compassionate stranger, who asked not to be identified. He said his Islamic faith teaches that charitable acts should be anonymous.

The kindness of a stranger not only brightened the life of a barefoot man. It is lifting spirits everywhere the story travels.

This post first appeared on Hope Habit.

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