Random Acts of Kindness: Addie and Belle Written by Addie Clark

Written by Main Streeter Addie Clark.
One of the reasons I believe I love Disney so much is the Random Act of Kindness I was shown at a young age by a CM. The year is 1992 and I was 3 years old. I’d seen Beauty and the Beast in theaters (it’s the first movie I can remember seeing), and I was on my second trip to Disney World. Apparently I had one desire above all others: to meet the beauty, but funny girl who had become my role model, who I identified with so strongly, and still do to this day. The story goes like this (being 3 at the time, I don’t exactly remember the details, but the story has been told to me several times):

We were in the parks, and having fun, but had yet to meet my favorite princess. This was in the days before scheduled appearances and locations, when you would just run into a character on the streets. But then we saw her… and we quickly went over to where she was but were told that the line was closed and that Belle was going to have to leave soon. Apparently, I started to cry. That was when the CM worked their magic and changed my life forever with a random act of kindness. They pulled my dad aside and told him where and when Belle would be appearing next and then escorted Belle away.

My parents made their way to this new location and we proceeded to wait. Before we knew it, Belle was appearing through a gate. But she wasn’t appearing silently. She was calling for a little girl by name. And that little girl was me. She knew my name. She knew I was here waiting for her. She knew I needed to meet her.

I still tear up when I’m thinking about it. The magic that CM worked that day – they didn’t have to give my dad a way to soothe his crying daughter. They could have just walked away, but they didn’t. They told him where to go with me. And then they had Belle come out and ask for me first. And the Disney magic has been in my bones ever since. And every trip, I have to find a way to meet my girl.

 

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About Addie Clark: Addie is a graduate student in central TX working on her PhD in analytical chemistry. Her Plan B is to go work at Disney World. Either way, she’s always counting days to her next trip.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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