In 2014, Chris Wright was driving his family to church when he came across a woman walking in the rain in search of a gas station after her car broke down. Moved by her plight - TunDe Hector had all of $5 in her purse - Chris drove her to a gas station, paid for her gas and gave her all the money he had in his wallet. Overwhelmed, Hector cried as she watched the stranger leave, unable to repay him and never expecting to see him again.

Three years later, in 2017, Chris's mother Judy fell ill. As she deteriorated, Chris took the help of nursing aides to help look after her. Of the lot, one stood out for her devotion to Judy. It was while the family was sitting and chatting with the nursing aide a few days later that the latter told them a story of how years ago, she had been stuck in the rain after her car broke down, praying for help when a kind stranger pulled over and selflessly helped her.

Tears fell down Nurse Tunde Hector's eyes as Chris recognized her and revealed that it had been him she had encountered years ago and how the Lord he had no much faith had indeed found a way for her to help him in his time of need.

When Judy passed away on Hector's birthday, she rushed over, still in her birthday attire just to be there for the family. To the Wrights, TunDe had become family by then and for all that she had done for them during these trying times, they wanted to do more for her.

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With the goal of raising $1000 (Rs 65,000) to help pay off her nursing school tuition, they secretly set up a crowdfunding page, telling the public of her kindness and loving spirit. To quote from the page: “TunDe exudes joy and lives every breath to serve people as she was designed to do by our Heavenly Father. To know her is to love her and we are all in awe of how God worked so miraculously for our paths to cross again when we needed her most.”

A week later, when they revealed to TunDe what they had done, the donations received from strangers moved by her story had crossed $35,000 (Rs 23,00,000). You can watch the moment Chris's family reveal to the emotional nurse what they had done for her here.
(Spoiler alert: Keep a tissue nearby.)

Why I want you to remember the story of Chris Wright and TunDe Hector

Chris said it best in his crowd funding page for TunDe Hector:

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it."  - Hebrews 13:2.


There is a lot more kindness where that came from. 
I have compiled over 30 heroes of kindness and compassion this year.
You can find the list here

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D Biswas said…
What an amazing woman, and such an incredible story of giving and compassion. Thanks for sharing this story.
Modern Gypsy said…
What an amazing story this is! An act of selfless kindness always comes back as grace.
meha sharma said…
Such a hear warming story. There is so much kindness left in the world. We just have to look around.
shalz75 said…
God indeed works in mysterious ways; amazing how he connected the two after years and they could each help each other! We meet people for a reason and a season - very rightly said so and very heartily believed by me!
Shilpa Garg said…
Such an heartwarming story. And how wonderful that they met each other and helped each other. Goes on to say that what goes around, comes around.
What an amazing story. What, in turn, will come out of this? May the ripples of this kindness travel far.
How amazing that they have both been there for each other at just the right time. What a wonderful story, Dr. Roshan. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Simon Falk said…
This is an extraordinary story, Roshan. They helped each other, built community and even got others involved. Now it is shared to enrich our lives. Thank you.
Deborah Weber said…
Such a fabulous story - the seeds of kindness can grow into mighty trees.
Sanch Writes said…
A beautiful story! Kindness is such an underrated value these days but it makes a big difference when we practice it. Thanks for linking up!
Darshana Suresh said…
What a beautiful story. Reading incidents like these are what give us hope that there's so much goodness left in this world. Often a time we tend to hesitate helping a complete stranger. I have so much respect for what they have done for each other. God bless them.
An amazing story!
It renews one's faith in mankind...there are still good people in the world...we just have to continue spreading their stories.
It brings me back to one of my favourite quotes: "If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction."

#WATWB #InDarknessBeLight
Its unique in how it plays out. That was why I chose it
Yes... these are the kind of stories that really make you believe
Exactly.. seek and ye shall find
This has to be one of the best coincidental meetings I've read in years... Bolywood-esque!
Really isn't it amazing the way this worked out
Glad you liked it :)
So true... well put.
Glad you liked it
Especially in these trying times, the #watwb initiative is a must have on social media
So true that quote of yours... if only more people followed it.
Rajlakshmi said…
I am so moved by this story ... absolutely love reading about these acts of kindness. It inspires me to be a better human being.
Susan Scott said…
I am blown away - it's so true that what goes around comes around, who knows when ... always be kind to a stranger. Thank you ... my heart is truly melted.