Letters to SSSSH

Some of the good-deed letters received at the Hal Reichle

Post Office Box 642 and at the SSSSH Website from

secret members of SSSSH!

To help navigate through these received good-deed letters, they are bookmarked by date and by special event.

SSSSH letters by year

      SSSSH letters from Events


January 6, 2008

I shoveled someones walkway while they were away.

January 22, 2008

I found this woman near the canal in the night on my way home....she was about to suicide...i took her home gave her a warm tee...listen to her for 2 hours ...than i bring her home...i don't know her name and she don't no my...she said i'm an angel and saved her life that night...

January 30, 2008

I read an report in an newstime and find the Idea great... and on the same day i was driving with the Underground-Rail. I saw there where controlers in the Station and i bougth an second Ticket. Write in the Back "SSSSH"... During the Control there where an Girl without Ticket, I go there and do like i pick up something behind and gave her the Ticket and say: Sorry i Think you lost something... She looked me like, Whats goiing an now... My Station where here and i steped out without an Word... and i feelt better, much better... Greetings Harry

February 7, 2008

Hello, my name is XXXXXX and I am 32 Years old! MY story is:

I have got a very good friend and her name is Anna, she is 26 years old, two years ago she lost her baby in the 7th month, before she started a career to become an air hostess she was/is a very nice pretty girl herein Austria. After she lost her baby she went mad and very sad and the doctors gave her pills to get her quiet, the doctors gave her to much of this pills and her right side of the face was paralyzed after thatans she wasn`t able to walk straight on the street, she nearly died because the pain was to much for her. Since that I am helping her with money, food and sometimes I lend her my car. She does need a lot of therapies. She is getting really less money from the state for this

mistake and so I am helping her to stay alive. She is a very pretty girl with brown eyes and blond hair, the doctors through her away like messand she does love children and the nature. this moment she is not able to do this job and she is so sad because she has not enough money to pay the therapies. I gave her money but I would need more because my financial situation is not as good as I would need for her. Please help me to help my friend Anna I Do not want her to die! If there is any rich person who could help with a lot of money I would be really thankful! Please find for me a rich Person to get money to save her live forever. best wishes and greetings from Austria

February 16, 2008

I live Rurally and a gentlemen on crutches was looking for help because his car got stuck in the mud, I drove him 3 miles down the road.

February 25, 2008

I went to the movies and gave a SSSSH card to the box office person and $20 and asked him to pay for the people that were 4th in line behind me. That gave me time to get into the theater so no one would know who I was.

March 3, 2008

I asked a waitress to bring me a check for a couple sitting by the window and to give them a SSSSH card. This was fun!

March 28, 2008

While serving in Iraq I worked with my civilan company back home and my Dad's company to collect over 1000lbs of donated medical supplies and school supplies for the Iraqi people located near the base in Baghdad. I had the supplies delivered to the Iraqi people by those on patrols and working in the medical clinic providingcare to the Iraqis people.

April 2, 2008

I was in a restaurant try9ing to explain SSSSH to my friend. He did not understand, so I showed him. I asked our waiter to bring me the dinner check of some people in the restaurant and I gave the waiter a SSSSH card to give them. I asked the waiter to say nothing. Now my friend understands SSSSH.

April 22, 2008

My mom has a friend and his name is Juan. He lives by himself and doesnt know where any of his family is at since his wife had died of cancer.So he is basically all on his own and there is nonone to help him.And so he talks to my mom sometimes and he tells her one day that he has alot of roaches in his apartment and his dog makes a mess all the time when he has to go to work. So I offered to help him by cleaning his apartment while he is at work and i had bought some things that he needed like a new microwave and things that he really needed. And me and my mom helped him find his family that he had not talk to in a long time.

April 23, 2008

last night my buddy and my brother and i went to taco bell on apple ave in muskegon mi and we were goin though the drive through and when we went to pay the person in front of us driving a black ford f 150 payed for are food and gave us a card we were very greatful for this good deed so we will spread the joy of giving

April 26, 2008

I was eating dinner in a restaurant in Windsor, Ontario and saw this couple with three young daughters. I wanted to see if the waitress could keep a secret and bring me their check and give them a SSSSH card. It worked wonderfully!

No body knows, not even the people I was eating with!

May 1, 2008

I saw a soldier waiting behind me to pay for his gas.. Well.. i went ahead and payed it for him without him even knowing.

May 11, 2008

I save my change at home in a jar. Once a month I take this change and go down the city streets putting money in all the expired parking meters and I put a SSSSH card under the wiper blade.

May 14, 2008

Eine wunderbare Idee, die ich umsetzen werde!

June 8, 2008

Ich habe für eine ausländische Bettlerin anonym Geld gespendet, damit sie operiert werden konnte.

June 10, 2008

I was in a restaurant and asked the waitress to bring me the check of a mother and two children sitting toward the end of the restaurant. I asked the waitress to give them a SSSSSH card and not say anything. It was great!

June 18, 2008

Today as my children (age 7 and 3) and I were walking across town, I heard someone yelling for me to wait. I turned around and a young woman was running towards me. She handed me a long stemed red rose and a card about Hal and then she ran away. Too quick for me to even thank her. I feel so lucky to have received the rose but even more to have learned about Hal and the secret society formed in his name. I am planning my secret gift now.


June 18, 2008

I was in line for a movie and bought a $20 gift card and asked the ticket lady to give it to the family about ten feet in line behind me with the father wearing the green coat, the mother in the white blouse, and the two kids. I then took my ticket and disappeared into the theater. I smiled during the whole movie.

June 22, 2008

I had two young ladies stop in my shop in Burton Village. To bad I was on the phone at the time. They presented me with a beautiful rose. I asked my customer on the telephone to hold on a moment, and asked the girls who sent this rose to me. All they said was there is a card explaining everything. What a nice idea, and I will return the act of kindness to someone else. What a great thing to brighten a day for someone.

June 23, 2008

I saw this lady in a beat up car pull up to the gasoline pumps at the gas station where I was getting gas. I walked over to her, handed her a SSSSH card, slipped my credit card into the slot on the pump, and said, "Fill it up on SSSSH" Before she realized what was happening I walked away. Fun!

July 2, 2008

I was in Walmart with my dad, when a lady was walking out the door. She dropped her receipt along with some money. I saw her drop it and so I went to pick it up. By the time I had picked it up she was already in the parking lot, so I ran as fast as I could to give it back to her. I tapped her on the shoulder, and she turned around and I just smiled and said ;you dropped this; and turned around and ran back into walmart. It really made me feel good inside.

July 7, 2008

One year I had an extra Christmas card in the pack after I had finished sending cards to my family & friends. So I picked a name at random from the phone book and sent the card to them wishing them a happy Christmas. I just signed it 'a friend'. Hopefully this brightened someones day.

July 9, 2008


August 8, 2008

I created a packet for a man in a bad and difficult personal situation! (And put Hals adress as the creator of the packet) I hope he feels a bit better now, and is more motivated for his future. For sure, I was totally anonymous!!!

August 8, 2008

I recently saw an elderly man walking alone in an alley in a dangerous part of town. He was also very much alone in the world and I had a feeling he was hungry. I pulled up and talked to him just like he was my own father, took him out of the area so he was safe and gave him money for dinner. I gave him $20.00 for dinner and then went on my way. I never told him my name and he said "God Bless You." I made sure that he knew there was one person on Earth that cared for him. It felt great...I intend on doing more acts of kindness. I dont need any recognition...it felt great! Thats what its all about. As for bad parts of town-don't worry I'm employed by the City and Im able to take care of myself if you get my drift...Peace and All Good Things!

August 22, 2008

Our neighbor next door was extremely prejudice. It was to the point he asked why would blacks live in his neighborhood. Very furious and cussing us, I decided that regardless of what he said or did I had to pray for him. To make a long story short. He became very ill. He was constanstly falling. One day my son decided not to help him off the ground, but the God in him made him aide the elderly gentlemen. He cussed and asked why was he helping him and how he did not want any black people help. He feld several days again, and again my son aided him. It got to the point he could not walk. My son and husband decided to cut his grass, get his mail (especially his SS check) and the gentlemen requested that my son start driving him around town to his doctors appointment, to the grocery store, asked for his help around the house and everywhere else. Regardless how my son was being treated he looked further into the lonely's man heart who really need to see the love of God.

August 22, 2008

I wrote Christmas cards to those of my neighbours I knew would spend the Christmas Feast alone and signed them an anonymous Angel. (A pitty that there are no SSSSH-cards in German, because I don´t think my old neighbours would unterstand English...) This year I will give small boxes with cookies to lonesome people on Christmas, I think.

Sept 4, 2008

The last time i went out to dinner, instead of throwing away the left overs, I gave it to a homeless man. He was thrilled when he saw what it was, and it made me feel really good.

September 10, 2008

I was in South Beach spending time with my family. We saw a man selling coconuts so we decided to stop by and buy a few. My Uncle Joe bought me a coconut while I was trying to open my coconut I saw an old man. He looked sweaty, and not so tall and hispanic maybe Cuban. I felt bad when I saw him asking everyone for some water. I could imagine how thristy he must be being outside in the blazing sun. So I walked over and gave him my cocunut. He looked at me and said ,''Muchas Gracia que dios te bendiga'', which means in english ,''Thank You very much god bless you''. And I walked away smiling because I know I did a good thing. I wish I could've given him some money but I didn't have money at the time.

September 12, 2008

When I want to help someone, I do it because I want to. Even if my friends or that person does not repay me back, I still am nice enough to help them out.I don't care if i get rewarded or not, all I love to do help others. When someone doesn't need my help, I still help them out. For example, I work at crazy buffet as a hostess. When it gets reallly busy i go to the back and start cleaning tables for the servers. It's kind of fun actually. I do it from the bottom of my heart, not because i have to. Sometimes the servers try to give me part of their tips, but i just say " no, it's okay. i like to help you out". Some people think I help because I try to showoff or something and it's not like that. I do not know why, but when i help others, it makes me feel good about myself.

September 22, 2008

I was eating dinner with a friend in Garrettsville, OH, when the waitress came over and gave us the card telling us our meal had been paid for by a stranger; and informed me to read the card so that I would understand. When I asked who it was, she only said he had been sitting at the counter with his back to us and that he had already left. I naturally wanted to Thank him, but again she asked me to read the card. Upon reading the card my friend and I thought ;how special, why us? Did someone know just what a crummy week I had with Bob's mother passing away? Or maybe it was someone who knew what my friend was going through, taking care of her Mother, now that she has to have 24 hour care. It was just a random act of kindness that renewed both of our spirits. Thank you, who ever you are.

September 30, 2008

The water pump on my car died and my mechanic offered to let me pay in installments. I really appreciate him doing that. He's a very kind gentleman. I'm lucky to know him.

October 4, 2008

My 16 year daughter had the opportunity to live in Argentina this summer and work at a geriatric home everyday, while she stayed with a host family through a travel abroad program. She quickly became fast friends with a lovely 85 year old woman named Sophia who lived at this home. Emily found the nursing resources and human contact these residents had were not adequate, so every day Emily would sit with Sophia for hours and Sophia would tell her about her life as a young person. She discovered Sophia was a poet and writer as a young adult and wrote about her family and life. Writing was her passion, and it became her career as she eventually published a book. Emily asked to visit Sophia's living space and saw it was a dark small space with a single bed and small desk. Emily asked a simple question, "Do you still write?" Sophia dropped her head in sadness and said "no, my eyes are old, and I can not see in this darkness." I do not have enough light! to write. Emily left the nursing home that evening feeling that if she could bring Sophia's passion of writing back into her life, it would make her trip to Argentina so much more complete. She found a lamp store, delivered the lamp to Sophia's room, and watched from the doorway as Sophia grasped the lamp as if it were a long lost child, and wept quietly saying "my light, my light, I can once again write"; It was a simple thing to do. Bringing passion back into the life of a person is something she will never forget. Emily is an inspiration to her family and to many of her friends. I had to share this inter generational story of hope and love!

October 8, 2008

A friend of mine was struggling with medical bills. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. His insurance deductible was $1,000 and he had been out of work for a few months but kept his insurance. I paid his $1,000 deductible and to this day he still does not know that I did it. He often brings it up because everyday he lives is a blessing.

October 15, 2008 - from Nigeria


October 16, 2008

i was at the mall and i heard someone behind me say they couldnt pay for enough food so they would just be getting pops.i told the cashier to give them the kind of pretezels the liked and he could keep the change i stayed around and the people were able to get 4 pretzels