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12 unbelievable stories about karma that happened in real life

You may believe or not believe in karma, but sometimes people get what they deserve thanks to some truly shocking coincidences. Read these 12 stories about real-life karma to get surprised.


Users from Quora and Reddit shared their karma stories with the internet, and they all are absolutely incredible. Some turned out good for them, some did not, but most of these people definitely believe in karma now.

#1 JackReaper333 / reddit:

Friend and I were driving and we're behind a guy on a motorcycle. All of us come to a four-way intersection. Already sitting at the stop sign that's going to cut across the intersection is another car.

Friend and I slow down and expect the biker to as well because, duh, it's a four way stop. Biker decides he's going to blow the stop sign and keep going. But the car that was already there had pulled out and began to cut across the intersection.

The biker slams on his brakes in time and the car comes to a stop just a little past the biker. The biker is pissed and reached out and slaps the back of the car.

Blue lights flicked on. The car was an unmarked cop car. Friend and I die laughing.

#2 Raghav Negi / Quora

In my area, the terrace belongs to the person who lives on the first floor and they can rent it to anybody. My neighbor rented the terrace to a family with a child who were not financially healthy. They worked a lot and even had to leave the 6-year-old child alone.

One day my neighbor told their tenants to leave the house (terrace) and she already took the advance for a month, ₹15000 is a big amount for any family who is working so hard day and night. So the tenants wanted the landlady to give the advance back. She denied but forced them to leave. After one week this happend to her car.

A big, well grown tree fell on top of their car and no one was hurt but they got what they deserved. No rain, no wind. The sky was clear on that day.

#3 YoGen Singh / Quora

My grandmother lost my grandfather when my mother was 12 years old (who is their only child) in a planned murder for forcefully possession of a marble mine owned by my grandfather. It was drastically painful phase of their life.

But she with her entire family promoted ethics and good behavior instead of taking revenge and suggested us that have faith on KARMA. After the passage of my Grandfather, She struggled to earn livelihood for her only daughter by stitching clothes in the village.

After my birth she shifted with us in Udaipur to take care of me as she saw reflection of my Grandfather in me and subsequently built a home of her own in the city. Then she helped many people coming from her village in city to get job or education. She still stitches clothes to contribute in family even though attaining the age of 58 years. I specified all this details to make you know that “We only get the part of what we give to the world.”

After 28 years from the sad demise of my grandfather, in 2016, we received a call from Dainik Bhaskar (Daily National Newspaper), informing us that my Grandmother won a brand new BMW car by lucky draw as bumper prize in their “Jeeto 10 Crore” contest which was held nationwide. No doubt, it was the freezing moment for all of us but it brought a grand celebration to my family.


On Saturday, 9th of April ’16, we received that mesmerizing white BMW 320d Sport Line from the COO of Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan Division at Ramada Resort, Udaipur.

Yes, miracles happen! But only with those people who believes in KARMA and live their life with pure heart & soul.

#4 A deleted user from reddit:

When my sister was 4 she stole my pizza slice off the table. During her great escape she tripped over a toy my mom previously told her to pick up. She stumbled, dropped the pizza, and before it even hit the floor the dog grabbed it.

I still lost my pizza, but the look on her face will stay with me forever.

#5 Megha Mathur / Quora:

I called off my wedding few months back. Hence, my friends, family, relatives (everybody) were against me and my decision. It took three months for me to convince my parents that I’ve taken a right decision.

Now, here comes villain of the story. One of my brothers was stalking my social media profiles to know the reason behind my denial. In Christmas, I went to a party with my colleagues and posted a group picture with them on Fafacebook in which there were few glasses and a hookah on the table. My cousin saved the picture and sent it to my entire family saying that this is the reason why Megha isn't interested in marrying - she just want to enjoy her life and party. My conservative family started blaming me for all these.

Just few days back I overheared in a family function that the same brother was about to get married but the bride’s family stepped back because they saw some inappropriate pictures in his Facebook account. Voila!

#6 bemoedee / reddit:

I witnessed a road rage incident where a man got out of his car at a red light, went to the door of the driver of a minivan and yelled at the window for a minute. When the light turned green, he went to get back in his car, but his door was locked.

#7 Isabelle / Quora:

Simon was one of my best friends at University. When we graduated we were both invited to a job interview with the same company. During my interview, all was going well until they told me they'd had interviewed Simon just before me and they knew we studied together.

"Since you both have an Honors degree and similar experience, can you tell us why we should recruit you and not him?"

I didn't think twice. I knew he needed this job more than I did and I couldn't imagine myself competing against him after having studied all this time together.

So, I answered the truth: "You should employ him. He has a brilliant mind, he is hard working and passionate about software engineering."

Suddenly the recruiters started telling me how dumb I was and that one has to be competitive in the job market and anyway Simon had done a good job at disparaging me for being too emotional. "You won't go far with such an attitude."

I was appalled. I just wanted to go. They insisted: "Don't be afraid, we won't tell him. Please tell us at least one of his weaknesses."

I stood up and left the room.

A couple of hours later they called me back. "We want you to know that we have followed your advice and we are offering the job to Simon. To you, we are offering the position of team leader."

Simon never forgave me for getting a better position than him. He was convinced I had put him down to get there. I always thought he might have felt secretly guilty for talking badly about me. To this day, I miss his friendship and wonder if we would still be friends if he hadn't fallen in the trap of the recruiters and in the hands of karma.

#8 Rose Cruz / Quora:

Many years ago, I saw my own biological father begging.

My parents underwent a nasty divorce when I was still inside mom's womb. It was nasty because my father abused my mother physically. He tried to force mom to abort me. He never wanted me. ‘Girl children are useless’, he lamented once.

My dad was rich, back then he owned a huge house, some properties and a successful business line. Also, he inherited large sum of wealth from my grandpa. Girls threw themselves at my father for he has money. At least that’s what he said. He was a spendthrift, throwing money at prostitutes, gambling and expensive wine. He treated mom like his doormat. At one point, momma felt violated and left. Just like that.

She left the marriage and raised me alone. Dad never begged her to stay either… ‘good riddance’ was what he managed to say when she left. My grandparents helped us. We struggled, a lot. Over the process, mom took up many jobs and shifted around till we finally settled in a quiet neighbourhood. Mom became a lecturer, and I was about to graduate from my high school.

One fine day, on my way home from school, I saw a middle-aged man—probably in his early 40’s curled up near the edge of the pond fast asleep. He wore dirty clothes, a long beard partially covering his face, a filthy appearance… My heart skipped at beat.

Yes. It was my father, who seems to be a homeless man now. Homeless and begging for mercy.

I looked closer. It can’t be. I scurried home early that day and pawed my mother’s marriage album. It made my heart skip yet another beat. I had thousand of questions running through my mind. What happened? What is he doing here? Why now?

The next day, I went to the park again. I trotted carefully calculating my footsteps. The distance seemed longer than usual. The middle-aged man sat at the entrance near the park, wide awake this time. He had a small silver cup filled with some coins beside him. I approached him.

He held the cup in front of me, shaking it. It rattled with coins and pain. I feel my eyes sting. Damn. He doesn’t recognize me. Then again, why would he? I wasn’t born yet when he rejected my existence.

I took my purse out and emptied all my money inside it. His eyes were wide with excitement. I’m sorry you have to go through this, dad, I thought. I said nothing. I asked nothing.

‘Buy some nice food.’ I had to bite my tongue from adding dad after my sentence. I went there daily, for the next two months. Without telling mom, of course. For two months, his useless girl child brought him food and some money. Then one day, he was not there. He had left the place. I found the silver cup abandoned near the lake.

I took the cup home along with those shredded memories of my father. I still have the cup with me. I guess not all things in life can be justified or explained. His karma caught up with him way sooner than I expected. I feel bad for the man who fathered me. I love my mother but that doesn’t mean that I hate my father. I just don’t know him.

I forgive my father. Please spare him now, karma.

#9 Anonymous / Quora:

I worked in a big company as a manager and was responsible for running a team of around 75 people. There were around 5 supervisors in my team. One of them was a girl who used to always find ways and means to avoid work. I was very serious about the performance of my team and gave her multiple feedbacks to improve her performance. This went on for couple of months.

Suddenly one day I found that she has raised a complaint with hr for sexual harassment, she named three people and one of them was me. She mentioned that I was asking her to go out with me and was asking her for money. She included my manager and his manager’s name as well. She said that when she escalated the matter, my superiors told her to do whatever I was asking. Though hr trusted my side and never actually called me for questioning, those were the toughest 25 days of my corporate life. Eventually she was moved to another department and life went back to normal.

After six months she tried to threaten a female manager, who was also trying to help her improve her performance. She told her to stay out of her way, else she will also face consequences. Thankfully her manager was already aware of her past and she immediately raised a complaint with HR. HR took minimum time to kick her out of the company. Last I heard she was still jobless and called my manager and asked him to forget the past and rehire her, lol.

#10 JeffreyGlen / reddit:

Today, my son and I went to Wal-Mart to get a new game for his DS. We got to the cash register I noticed the woman in front of me was upset. Her card had been declined and she was purchasing formula. My son is fascinated with babies so he was talking to the woman about her little girl. He put the game down and handed her his money and said, "Your baby needs food more than I need Plants Vs. Zombies." My heart swelled at this, so I got the game anyway. Well, as we were walking out, a lady approached us and said she saw what he did and gave him an envelope and said open it when you get home. When we got home, there was a $100 bill and a note that said "You deserve this young man!"

#11 Cynthia-Ortiz-2 / reddit:

My mother had a friend. She once told me that when she was 19, she crashed a car in a gas station. She put "reverse" instead of "drive" and crashed her brand new car to an old gentleman's car. A lot of people gathered to see what was happened, but there were no witnesses... She said that this gentleman had crashed into her, and this man told her, calmly, "I will pay for this, but you are a liar, and you will pay for it, one day, with interest. Remember me and today, when that day arrives."

Forty years later, she was in a supermarket, and some kid did the same thing to her. He said that she was a stupid, blind old lady, and that she must pay for his damages, and hers. She looked at her new Mercedes, with less than 500 kilometers, took a deep breath and told him that he was a stupid and lying brat. And that one day, he would pay for this mistake, with interest and he would recall this day, and her, and regret for being such a bad person...

She was laughing when she told me...

#12 Aditya Narayan / Quora:

My ex girlfriend is today my professor in my college!

Karma punishes everyone and today I am at receiving end.

I am a final year mechanical engineering student and my ex girlfriend has recently joined my college as an Assistant professor.

My ex joined my class at school at the 10th grade. She was also preparing for jee and had joined a coaching institute parallely. We came into relationship very soon. She was very serious about her studies while I hardly used to study and paid a heavy price for that. I failed my exams while she secured 93% marks. She also secured good rank in jee and secured admission in a government college in UP in the appearing year.

I who was responsible for our breakup and the only reason was the inferiority complex within me. She was better than me in everything. I always wanted to dominate but never succeeded. Once I slapped her in front of everyone because she laughed at my poor grades. That was the end of our relationship. After that she completely deleted me from her life. It hurt my ego and I said terrible things about her for next couple of months. But she never paid heed. I had no idea that she will join my college one day.

I joined a private engineering college. Here also i screwed up in 2nd year. I got an year back because of so many backlogs. I should have completed my btech in 2019 but I am still in final year.

On 15th july, our new session started and on very first day I met with one of the biggest shock of my life. She came into our class to take the lecture. I saw her and couldn’t believe my eyes and immediately she also noticed me. We both were shocked like never before. I was completely red from shame and embarrasement and was trying to hide my face.

After a few minutes, she took out the attendance sheet and started calling the name of students. When my turn came, I also replied "Present, madam" like others and there was a sarcastic smile on her face while I was embarrased like never before. Throughout the lecture she was looking at me sarcastically and I was feeling humiliated and trying to hide my face.

After the lecture I was willing to talk to her in alone but was feeling ashamed to go in front of her. I didn’t attend her class since last 4 days because of shame. But can’t do like this throughout the semester because 75% attendance is compulsory and she will also take the practical classes of Refrigeration and Air conditioning.

Don't know what to do now.


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17 Comments
Todd Cates
You reap what you sow
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Feb 20, 2020 11:04AM
Pam Robinson
I once knew a man that he had been married three times as he kept running around on them. So the last marriage he ended up becoming diabetic and had to have his legs amputated. No need to say any more.
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Feb 6, 2020 12:49PM
Richard Perkins
One day I was driving home from my parent's house after Christmas. There had been an ice storm the night before, and the roads were covered. I was driving about 25 MPH when a Jeep came whizzing by and passed me. Several miles down the road, the Jeep lay on its side, and the driver was standing there just looking at it. Guess who drove right on by.
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Feb 5, 2020 10:04AM
Jane Blount
My Mom always used to say "You get back what you give" and I live by that,
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Feb 3, 2020 6:41PM
Lilly Beharry
Good stories. And yes, I do believe in karma.
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Feb 3, 2020 6:50AM
ninakamwene
I liked all the stories especially the unborn girl who helped her abusive father to her mother. Karma is universal and never loses an address in this life time or the next. I also believe in reincarnation, as such; it is just a matter of time before we pay.. What we do to others we do to ourselves, it's called projection. Thank you Quiz Folks for a very interesting piece and time to stop, look and choose. "Awareness creates choice. Resistance creates pain". By Bill Harris.
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Feb 3, 2020 12:33AM
Pam Smith Schultz Mayle
I totally believe in karma that is why I always try to help people if I can
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Feb 1, 2020 8:19PM
Durvasula Venkata Marthanda Sastry
Very interesting stories. Yes I believe in karma
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Feb 1, 2020 8:40AM
Lynne Cage
Yes an interesting read Classic Karma - game hunters (& poachers) murder endangered wildlife for sport / entertainment; from time to time they are killed by angry wild animals 🦛🐘🦏🐅🦁
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Feb 1, 2020 6:49AM
Nazia Nadeem
Interesting stories👍👌
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Jan 31, 2020 7:56PM
Melissa Hess
Love Karma!
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Jan 31, 2020 7:48PM
Deena Grady
I absolutely believe what goes around comes around; I've seen it and live it.
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Jan 31, 2020 7:24PM
jacki grabow
Veronics Moss, it was sad but deserving
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Jan 31, 2020 5:35PM
Phyllis Scarlett
Karma is around
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Jan 31, 2020 5:34PM
jacki grabow
Karma is good
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Jan 31, 2020 5:33PM

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