Saturday, 6 February 2010

The kindness of strangers

There is no photograph to this post as it is just a little story that I experienced today.

This morning I went with Lucy to our local shopping centre to buy food. When we arrived I walked over to the shopping trollies, set down Lucy and started rammaging through my purse. As it had to happen I had no £1 coin to free the trolley. I already imagined having to get £10 out of the cash machine to then go to customer service to ask them to change it for me to then go back to the trollies and finally being able to start my shopping, to which I was not looking forward anyway as Lucy was already really tired and would probably tell me soon that she was also hungry. In that moment this totaly strange woman, whom I have never seen before in my life stopped and said: "Do you need a pound coin or change?" But I had not even enough change for her to exchange me £1, so I told her that and said not to worry. But she handed me. A coin anyway and told me not to worry about it. I was really baffled and grateful. So off I went and got all my shopping done.

Afterwards I felt really bad about the idea of keeping this £1 coin, a symbol of kindness that still exists within humans and I decided to give the trolley plus £1 coin away to the next best person. Unfortunatly there was nobody there. It is now in the pocket of my coat waiting to be donated to the next charity box on the next till I am standing.

So, I want to thank you stranger for your genuine kindness this morning and all of you strangers out there, who do similar things :)

-- Post From My iPhone

1 comment:

Tina said...

I really liked your story. There is still hope for us humans :)