When one mystery diner in a Boston restaurant overheard a mother and daughter get some bad news, he took out a pen and scribbled this note to his waiter: "Do me a favor and bring me their check, too. Someone just got diagnosed. Don't tell them." The waiter, impressed by his customer's act of kindness, posted the note on Reddit — and we're glad he did. (Now we get to have our "faith in humanity restored," too.) The waiter, known as Whiskkas on Reddit, writes that the two women started crying after the daughter received a phone call mid-meal, and that he then combined the two bills as requested. He added: "I waited until the guy left and told them he had taken care of their check, and that he said best wishes, which was what he said to do on the note he wrote me on his second bill. The mother cried even harder, I almost lost it."
How many practice this?
I hate fast food. All of it's is greasy and loaded with salt! However, every so often, I have to break down and get a couple of Micky D's Filet-o-Fish sammys. (Maybe once every 6 months.) Sometimes, I will pay for the car behind me bill. I just tell the person in the window, "I'll also pay for the car behind me order." I trust him/her that they won't simply pocket the money and charge them anyway. (By then, I have driven away.)
In my younger days, when I went to bars to socialize. I have picked up women's bar tabs or just a round of drinks. But that really doesn't count as 'RAK'. It was more to start a conversation.
I used to always give to the Salvation Army's Bell Ringers at Christmas time. (They are getting scarce the last several years as people complain to the store that used to allow them to set up. "bell is too loud, they are asking for money, not to PC, etc.) Again, I don't look on that as a 'RAK'. More so as just trying to give back to people less fortunate than I am.
What's your RAK?