Your fortune can change in an instant, and truth is stranger than fiction. These people share the luckiest thing that's ever happened to them.It started rather simply. The question:
Redditors, what's the luckiest thing that's ever happened to you?
Not everyone believes in leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, or pots of gold, but after reading these, you might find yourself thinking differently. Read on! LUCKIEST PERSON #1:
I broke down on the side of the highway with no money and a dead phone, when I was 19. I spent all night shivering in my car and wondering what the hell I was going to do. The next morning, a strange man in an orange car pulled over to see what was up. I explained, and he shrugged, drove me into town, and gave me sixty bucks for a tow and breakfast. He said he wished he could do more but he had to be on the road, and wished me luck. I'll never know who he was, or where he is now, but I'll remember that guy and his immediate, unquestioning generosity forever. That's the kind of man I want to be, someone who gives without asking just because someone else is in need. I just never seem to have an extra sixty bucks. If you're out there, sir, thanks again.LUCKIEST PERSON #2:
One time I was at a bookstore just browsing because I was flat broke. I go out into the parking lot to leave, and I see a $20 bill tumbling down the pavement in the wind. As soon as I snatched it up I saw another one flutter in my general direction, and then another, and another. 80 bucks literally came my way.LUCKIEST PERSON #3:
In my junior year of college, I had a finals week from hell where I had 5 exams in 3 days. Even though I had started studying a week prior, I knew I'd have to sacrifice my grade on one of the exams in order to get A's on the rest. I was very confident on 4 of them and ended up getting A's. On the 5th, I knew I did terrible. I believe the class was Advanced Corporate Finance. Got an email from my professor, he misplaced my classes scantron. Our final grade was replaced with the highest of our previous test scores. Ended up with an A.
LUCKIEST PERSON #4:
Company I work for offered me all their old furniture.....thousands of dollars worth. They didn't want to deal with selling or paying to have it removed so my friend, in charge of the move, offered it all to me for free. I just sold a small portion of it last week for $5,000. It was a lot of hard work and long days but I still have about $30K worth of nice furniture for sale. Couldn't have come at a better time. My ex and I bought the place I live in 7 years ago on a balloon mortgage, not knowing the ramifications of the note coming due. I have less that 60 days to pay off $18,000, otherwise I lose my home. I'm working my ass off to sell more furniture.
LUCKIEST PERSON #5:
I was adopted 6 days after I was born by a loving family that also happened to be well off. Nothing will ever compete with the one-two punch of "avoiding foster care" and "not getting aborted."LUCKIEST PERSON #6:
I had a job lined up teaching English in Seoul. The school pissed off the immigration department and my visa got denied. Coincidentally, that week two teachers in another province quit their jobs a week into the semester and left the country. I was offered one of the jobs, and on my first day in the country I was introduced to the man who took the other job. We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary last week.LUCKIEST PERSON #7:
My husband and I drove to New York City from Canada to camp out for Saturday Night Live tickets to see Justin Timberlake host during his 5th time hosting and the whole trip was just the luckiest series of events imaginable. First, we went to see a Rangers game (favourite team- huge hockey fans obviously) and we were sitting so close I yelled to the equipment guy to throw me a game puck they had just used in warm-up and sure enough he did. The day after we went to see Jimmy Fallon host the Tonight Show and he came up and sat right in front of us and shook our hands and talked to us while he threw to the musical guest... then we camped out for 73 hours in a blizzard for SNL tickets (we were 3rd and 4th in line) and we were right in front of the Today Show and we met Martha Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Lil' John and got interviewed as well as the 'crazy Canadians camping outside for 73 hours for SNL tickets.' Friday night before getting the tickets Andy Samberg and Akiva snuck out and we met them both and got photos with them.. and THEN IT HAPPENED... Justin Fucking Timberlake came out and talked to us and hung out with us for about 20 minutes AND bought us pizza from Ray's. And needless to say we got the tickets at 7am Saturday and had the best fucking time ever. right places at the right time.. NYC <3LUCKIEST PERSON #8:
I made a mistake on an application for a summer internship. The mistake is the reason I got the job. The summer internship was at a major pharmaceuticals company where my sister worked as a contractor. On the application, it had the question: "Are you related to an employee at XXXXXX". I answered "Yes" because my sister worked there. On the next line it asked "Are you a dependent?" I answered yes because I was still being claimed as a dependent by my parents. I was interviewed and hired and later found out that dependent college students of all full-time employees were guaranteed internships at the the company. My sister was a contractor so I was not eligible to take advantage of this. Her boss casually mentioned "Oh yeah, I fixed your brother's application" after I had already been hired and it was sent to the same contracting agency to filed and a payroll record created, as the agency also handled all interns. The following year, the program was abolished but since I had asked my boss if I could work year-round, I was grandfathered in. I interned for 2 years and rolled it into a full-time job when I graduated. 20 years later and I'm still in the IT field.LUCKIEST PERSON #9:
I suffered almost no consequences whatsoever from my brain tumor. Sure, it fucked up my eyesight, but the same day of the surgery I could already talk and eat normally, and within a week I could walk again. This is not common and I am very grateful for it.LUCKIEST PERSON #10:
Honestly? Being born into a kind, loving middle class American family which valued my education and supported me through thick and thin. Any other luck I've had in life is minor compared to winning that genetic lottery.
LUCKIEST PERSON #11: