Thanks to my kindness ambassador, Elaine C., for sharing this lovely story & act of kindness she witnessed the other day. Enjoy!
“While sitting at Wawa, I saw this gentleman try & approach 2 different men. He looked like he needed help. Both ignored him. Then I watched a third shake his head. I was about to go ask if he needed help; I figured he was lost & looking for directions. Not everyone has a smart phone or a GPS.
The gentleman then approached the 4th person. I watched him unfold a paper, the man he asked looked unsure. He said “come to my truck” (parked next to me). “I’m not sure where that is; let me put it in a GPS for you.” He did, & found the man’s destination was a few minutes away. After trying to tell the man which way he needed to go, the gentleman still looked confused. The kind man then said, “Get in your car & follow me I’ll lead you there.” I thought wow that’s very nice of him. The poor lost soul looked relieved & left to get his car.
I then said to the kind man thru my car window, “Sir that was really nice of you. I saw that man try to ask 3 others. Nobody had a moment for him & he looked frustrated. That is until you came along. Thanks for helping him. I was just about to ask him what was wrong.” The kind stranger then replied to me, “Oh it was my pleasure. My father taught me this as a kid, if you can help someone then you help them. Don’t matter who they are just lend a hand. It’s a real simple thing. I’ll get him there – it will only take me a few minutes. My father said we all need to help our fellow man. So that’s why I do, because of my Dad and it’s just the right thing.” I said, “That’s great. I’m from that old school myself, your Dad sounds like mine.” He gave me a smile, started to reverse as the man he was helping was waiting & said “See you later kid.” I smiled.”