Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Restoring my faith in humanity

About 6 months ago, I happened across Throwboy. They had come up with the idea of making a set of pillows that look like the dock icons on OS X. At this point they were just trying to find out who'd be interested in buying them. A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail saying that they'd begun making them and was I still interested.

Much as I was, the cost was prohibitive being that I have to find a new place to live and so on. I e-mailed a simple reply saying that I couldn't afford them right now as I was in the process of separating from my wife.

The reply that I received near bought a tear to my eye:


I'm very sorry to hear about your current domestic situation. That really sucks... for lack of a better phrase. Let's just say I can relate what you're going through and if it's alright with you, if you give me your mailing address I would like to send you a free Finder icon pillow. You will not be billed in anyway, and I hope it's a pick-me-up in a dark time.

As we say in the states, "bro's before ho's."

Thanks, Adam. Hope to hear from you soon.

Kindness like this was just what I needed and I feel I should make some effort to pay it forward/back/sideways.

If you read this and feel so inclined, visit Throwboy and buy a pillow from them. They make fantastic looking pillows and to top it all off are lovely people.

Tears are actually welling while i'm writing and I feel like a proper big girls blouse now so i think i'll leave it there.


The pillow arrived and it's fantastic!

Throwboy finder pillow

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

awesome :)