Good People Doing Good Things — Just Two

Just two ‘good people’ tonight, for that’s as much as I have the energy for at the moment, but these are both heartwarming stories about people at their best.

Just another random act of kindness

Jason Boudreaux rarely deposits his own paycheck … presumably his wife does that for him, but for some reason he deposited his check himself last week.  He didn’t understand that when you deposit a check, the funds are not immediately available but the check can take up to a day to clear.  So, imagine his surprise when, after depositing his check, he headed off to the grocery store, and when he got to the check out counter the cashier informed him that … well, I’ll let Mr. Boudreaux tell you the story in his own words …

“Much respect for this young gentleman. I deposited my payroll check and hour prior thought the money would have hit. I never deposit checks ect..dont know it could take a day or so  I had groceries that were way more expensive than a Starbucks cup of coffee. I told him hello while we were waiting in line. My turn the cashier said her computer said I had insufficient funds. This lil gentleman said I got you. I said no you don’t you probably didn’t hear the price. He responded yes Sir I did, and I got you..New Iberia help me recognize this gentleman. I scrambled to me car to give him my business card, so I can repay him. He said no problem, but it is a problem to me owing money to anyone. But the point of this is the dude just stepped up for a complete stranger, he should be recognized.”

Jason snapped a quick selfie with the good Samaritan before they parted ways.

Jason Beaudreaux (left) and Kevin Jones

With help from social media, the man was identified as Kevin Jones from New Iberia.  Now, it just so happens that from his posting on Facebook, Jason discovered that Kevin’s birthday was on Friday, so he threw him a birthday bash!

The two men now call each other ‘friend’.

Mr. Jones is a ‘good people’ for stepping up to the plate without hesitation … I love how these things just randomly happen sometimes!

Honesty IS the best policy

Diane Gordon is 65 years old and works five days a week in a deli that is nearly three miles from her home.  She used to drive her Jeep to and from work, but it broke down a year or so ago and she did not have the money to get it repaired, so she has been walking the 2.7 mile journey each way every day.

One day in January, Diane stopped in at a local gas station for a snack on her way home, and noticed a plastic bag on the floor.  Opening the bag, she discovered a number of greeting cards congratulating a newlywed couple, and a significant amount of cash, that turned out to be around $15,000!

Diane did not hesitate, didn’t even think about it really, she called the police and handed the bag over to them.

“If it doesn’t belong to you, you don’t keep it. I didn’t do anything special. All I did was return something that didn’t belong to me.”

The newly married couple were ecstatically grateful, of course, but so was Stacy Connell, the wife of the police officer who responded to Diane’s initial call.  Says Stacy …

“As a police officer’s wife, I typically hear the bad things, so this was obviously heartwarming. I was hoping we could help her get a car, since she could have walked into any dealership and used that money.”

Toward that end, Connell started a GoFundMe that raised $82,000 in six days time, and Diane Gordon is now the proud owner of a brand new Jeep Compass!  Looks like honesty really is the best policy!

“I absolutely love it! It’s got a steering wheel warmer and a back-up camera; all things I’ve never had before.”

Now, she said, it will be much easier to visit her two grandchildren – ages 13 and 11 – who live about a 25-minute drive away. That’s the first place she drove in her new car.

21 thoughts on “Good People Doing Good Things — Just Two


  2. Jill, both are great stories. Just picking the first one, Kevin did a great service and I am delighted Jason was able to find a way to pay tribute. I love the fact they are friends now. Keith

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    • I do hope your morning commute is via bus or train and that you’re not driving down the highway half asleep and reading blogs! I’m glad today’s good people gave you a lift … that’s always the goal! I’ll have more next Wednesday!

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