The Kindness of Strangers
It is only a sense of deep gratitude I feel for all the strangers who have helped me without me even asking them.
The security guard who carried my crying 6 month old while I fumbled in my bag for my boarding pass in an international airport.
The lady who held my hand tightly while I stumbled on the mossy pebbles in a temple pond.
The man who gave me his handkerchief when I received a call about the death of a loved one in a queue.
The old couple who emailed me pictures of my son performing in a street play when my camera battery died.
The cashier who lent me her phone to make an emergency call when I forgot my phone.
Or even the lady who let me stand in front of her in the check out queue because I had just one item while her shopping cart was full.
And countless other angels down the years who were there when I needed a helping hand. They came forward wordlessly, in seconds and I still thank each and every one of them.
Without even realising it, these people show us the world isn’t such a cold and cruel place. By being themselves, they inspire us every day to extend our hand if we see a stranger stumble or fall. To pay their kindness forward and add a little kindness to our worlds.
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