Saturday, 24 July 2010

Random act of kindness ...

... before I post about my marvellous trip to Barcelona, I want to share this lovely story with you.

On Saturday night we ended up in a cocktail bar that we had read about in the guidebooks - Dry Martini. After a gin and tonic (him) and a mojito (me) we sat at the bar and ordered a couple of Dry Martinis (well it would be rude not to seeing as though that was what they were famous for). We then got chatting to an American couple sat next to us. They were on a small tour of Europe as he was a Professor of Architure and she was a Food and Drink writer (we didn't talk long enough to exchange names!!). Anyway we had a lovely conversation and evitably my birthday celebration came up and we talked about the girls. They were following a similar story to mine and DH's - been together 10 years, finally got married and now celebrating their 1st anniversary were thinking about starting a family.

DH and I ordered a couple more mojitos whilst the Americans were settling their bill and a few minutes later the bar tender announced that they had settled our bar bill also (probably about £25). How amazing and generous - they simply wanted to wish me a happy birthday! They said their goodbyes and went on their way.

I so intend to pay this forward, it is not often that you come across such selfless acts of kindness in this day and age and it left me with such a warm, fuzzy feeling!

For the record though I don't like Dry Martinis and will be sticking to the mojitos!


lisa said...

What a sweet sweet story : )

JO SOWERBY said...

what a lovely birthday gift. hope you had a fab time, i loved barcelona and cant wait to see where you went and your LOs.
Jo xxxx

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

It's nice when you meet people who are so generous and lovely! What a great way to remember your birthday celebration!