Saturday, October 28, 2006

Random Acts of Kindness

A true story witnessed by my in-laws, that took place in a Northern Virginia town.
Picture the scene:

A busy intersection at rush hour... Each car jockying for a position that will get them to their destination a few moments earlier than their last commute... A vendor selling flowers on the median... And a giant 18 wheeler trying to enter the busy thoroughfare from a side street... No one but no one wants to let THIS guy in and give up the few precious car lengths they've gained through meticulously planned lane changes.... All except one, a woman who realizes this guy is never going to get the opportunity to merge into traffic if someone doesn't let him in. She must hope someone would do likewise for her if she were in the same situation... So she holds back and waves the trucker on, seemingly unfazed at having missed yet another cycle of the light... The trucker, now safely tucked into the waiting traffic, jumps from his cab and runs over to the flower merchant and purchases a large bouquet. With a wide grin he runs back to the gracious woman who let him pass and hands the flowers through her drivers side window... She accepts the flowers with a gracious grin of her own.... No one honks, all the witnesses smile, the trucker climbs back into his cab and everyone goes home that evening feeling a little lighter and a little brighter.

How about this weekend, we all give a little something of ourselves to make the world a brighter place.
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Anonymous m said...

That is an AWESOME story! Thanks. I needed to feel good about the world again.

11:41 PM, October 30, 2006  

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