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Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

The Anonymous Yearbook Angel

During my senior year of high school, life was a whirlwind of responsibilities and part-time work. I had a job, but my earnings barely covered the essentials, leaving little room for extras. One such extra was a yearbook. I desperately wanted one to cherish the memories of my final year in high school, but the cost of $50 felt like an insurmountable hurdle.
As the day for yearbook distribution approached, I resigned myself to the idea that I wouldn’t be able to afford one. However, I refused to let this disappointment deter me from capturing the essence of my senior year. I brought along a little notebook with blank pages, hoping to gather everyone’s signatures and notes. It was my way of making the best of the situation.
The moment finally came when names were being called to pick up the yearbooks. When I heard my own name, I was filled with a sense of disbelief. I couldn’t fathom why my name would be called when I hadn’t paid for a yearbook. With a mix of trepidation and curiosity, I approached the table where they were being distributed.
The lady behind the table wore a warm, knowing smile as she handed me a yearbook. I hesitated for a moment, convinced that there must be some mistake. However, her words melted away my doubts as she said, “Here’s your yearbook, someone anonymously paid for you.”
I was absolutely blown away. The idea that someone, a secret benefactor, had recognized my yearning and selflessly paid for my yearbook filled my heart with gratitude. I searched the room, trying to identify the generous soul, but their identity remained a mystery.
To this day, I still don’t know who the anonymous yearbook angel was. But their act of kindness left an indelible mark on my heart. It taught me the profound impact that a simple, selfless act can have on someone’s life. I’ve carried that lesson with me ever since, always eager to pay it forward and be the beacon of kindness that someone was to me during my senior year.
~ Heather Atkin

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