Sometimes you do bad things for the right reasons. Things that might land in some serious hot water, but you do it anyway because you know you have to.

People from the Buzzfeed community shared their stories, and if you have a similar story, please share in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!

1. Missed one

“When I worked at a grocery store’s checkout years ago, there were numerous occasions in which I saw a customer examining their transaction and trying to figure out what to put back.

So I’d ‘accidentally miss’ scanning an expensive essential item, like meat, detergent, or diapers.”

2. Blew it

“I cheated on my boyfriend when I was 21 years old. I knew he deserved better than that, but I didn’t want to break his heart by telling him the truth. So I picked a bad fight with him, and let him break up with me instead. I didn’t realize I was in love with him until afterwards.”

3. Financial troubles

“When I was in fifth grade, I took a karate class twice a week that I really liked and that made me feel more confident. But one night, I overheard my parents talking about their financial troubles and how expensive my class was.

I heard my dad say they wouldn’t make the electric bill unless they talked me out of karate to pay it. So the next day, when they approached me about quitting, I lied and said that I hated karate. But in reality, I had been working on my next belt color, and was really excited about it.”

4. Covering up

“I bought Christmas and birthday gifts for my son, and said that they were from his dad, who took off to be with some woman he met on the internet.”

5. She doesn’t need to know

“My nana was in the hospital for two months with sepsis, and was in a coma for a week. My aunt took pictures of her every day to see her progress, and when my nana woke up and saw the pictures, she was so embarrassed at how sickly she looked that she didn’t even want us to see her.

Well, since it took a while for her to look like herself again, when I visited her, I took pictures of her with the Snapchat filter that slightly covers impurities. When I showed them to her, her face immediately lit up, and she was so excited that she looked better! I haven’t told her the truth, and she doesn’t need to know.”

6. Believer

“When I was 13, my brother once had a really bad meltdown. Well, we used to believe that finding coins was a sign from our dead aunt that everything would be OK, so that night, I hid a bunch of quarters all over his room for him to find. He ended up calming down, and he still believes it to this day.”

7. Nice one!

“My little sister’s really sweet friend was being bullied by a mean girl in their PE class who made fun of her hand-me-down clothes. Well, one day, my sister decided she had finally had enough, and she made it her mission to DESTROY this bully during dodgeball.

She came home one day to proudly announce that the bully wouldn’t be bothering her friend anymore. She had hit her so hard in the stomach with a ball that she threw up!”

8. No regrets

“Five years ago, I stole a dog from a neighbor’s backyard to give it a better home. I had been watching it be abused and left outside all day without food or water. I called Animal Control, but nothing ever came of it, so I re-homed it instead. It now lives with a sweet family of four, and is thriving. No regrets.”

9. Do it for your sister

“My sister was desperate for a job, so when a vacancy opened up where I work, my boss told me to bring her resume in. Well, a guy who works in a different department wanted the job as well, and when I went to drop my sister’s resume off, I saw his contact info on the table.

I was certain he would get the job because he wouldn’t need much training, so I picked up his details…and threw them in the shredder.”

10. Could be any of us

“I work in a food warehouse for a supermarket chain, and I have to stock food on a pallet and distribute it to cages for specific stores. If there’s anything left on the pallet at the end, I’m supposed to report it to the office staff so they can determine which store it should go to.

But instead, I usually put my excess food in the charity cage to go to the local food bank. The way I see it, we’re all only a few pay slips away from needing to go to the food bank ourselves.”