We've all seen on shows like ACA and Backyard Blitz how they help out people who are a bit stuck, but how often does that happen in real life?
I remember once Dad met a guy who worked on the railway with him, and he'd had a bit of a rough life, divorced and his wife effectively cleaned him out, and over 75% of his weekly pay was going on Child Support even though he was never able to see his kids. We took him out to dinner one night and he had the time of his life because he was able to do things like go to a nice place to eat, have great food and just generally think about things other than money.
I have a friend now who isnt exactly having an easy life, his dad died when he was about 10 and his mum cant afford to give him everything he wants, and in some cases even basic stuff that he needs. Every time we're driving round in my EF he says he wishes how he had a nice car (yes i know, he must be blind or something to think my EF is nice
), and i know for certain that if i could afford to get myself a new car and still hang onto the EF, i would give it to him in a second, no questions asked and no money changing hands.
Maybe it's just me, but it's a really great feeling to know you're helping someone, and know that even if it is only in some very minor way, you're making a difference in someone's life. Or i could just be talking crap.
Has anyone else ever had an experience like this?