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Our mission is to aggregate the world’s Anonymous Thank Yous. There are those constantly serving anonymously and quietly all around us, both in our everyday life and in the midst of personal and national tragedy. We here at Anonymous Thank Yous want to highlight the good around us and in us.

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Japanese Hospitality

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 12:09 PM

A few years ago, I was able to make one of my dreams come true -- visit Japan. I had found an inexpensive ticket, and went to the airport floating on cloud nine.

When I arrived, though, I found out the flight was delayed. I knew it was going to...

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Muddy Strangers

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 6:57 PM

It was a long day at work. I was so glad to be going home. I climbed into my car and started to pull out of the dirt parking lot, only to stop after a couple of feet. It was then that I realized I was stuck in a sloppy,...

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A Thankful Mom

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 3:55 PM

I was flying from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah with my 7 month old son. He is a very good baby, but babies require so much extra gear. I arrived at the gate with my stroller, car seat, and carry on bags in tow. I looked around for...

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He Saved My Brother From Drowning

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 5:37 PM


On a summer day very much like today several years ago I found myself swimming with friends at my neighbor's pool. The day was decidedly ordinary. We swam almost every day in the summer.

My little brother, who is four years younger than...

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The Police Giving More Than Just a Helping Hand

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 6:25 PM


My friend and I were at Chick-fil-a with our two ten-year-old daughters, grabbing a bite to eat before taking to a movie. After we had almost finished our meal, my daughter begged me for one of their amazing shakes. I gave her some...
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Man's Best Friend

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 12:40 PM


Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was a toddler who had sat quietly on his mother's lap for the duration of the...

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Man's Best Friend

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 10:29 PM


Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was a toddler who had sat quietly on his mother's lap for the duration of the...

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Sometimes New Yorkers Are the Best

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 4:56 PM


It's been raining in New York this week. The kind of rain that makes you appreciate modern life with its drains and central climate control. I was walking home from dinner on Broadway a few nights ago and the lady in front of...
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Small Things Make a Big Difference

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 9:44 PM


Yesterday morning, I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Someone with me said, "I feel sorry for that lady sitting by herself." We said, "Go say hello..." She did. She pulled up a chair and talked with this dear lady....and ended up eating...

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More Than Just Customer Service

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 4:29 PM


I was walking home a little while ago on the Upper West Side around midnight when I caught my shoe on a sidewalk crack just as I tried to dart across a street before the traffic light changed. I stumbled and skidded on...

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5 Stories That Will Make You Smile

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 4:06 PM


5 Stories That Will Make You Smile

Walked by a public trash can on corner of 104th Street & Broadway in Manhattan to throw away my wrapper, when I noticed sandwiches perfectly packaged in baggies along the rim. I'm sure whoever was...

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He Passed It Over and Over Again

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 11:05 PM


My 15-year-old son was on a community basketball team along with many other boys his age. On this team of teenage boys was one special needs boy the team all loved. This boy had a signature spot where he would go stand and...

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She Irritated Me In Every Way

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 4:31 PM


A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my tardiness. The woman directly in front of me received the brunt of my irritation. I...

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A Sandy Situation

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 6:11 PM


A few weeks ago I was on a long drive home and I got stuck on the freeway in traffic, in the middle of the Nevada desert. I was in a bit of a hurry as I was trying to make it home...

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