It’s amazing once you start paying attention, how many small random acts of kindness you can notice over the course of a day.
I took a walk down to the lake today and saw a life-saving one. The road I took has a stop light where a lot of cars make speedy left turns. If you’re walking north on the road, it’s hard to see the turning cars because of the angle of the intersection.
I was walking south, stopped at the red and noticed a group of runners jogging in place on the opposite corner as they waited for the light to turn green. When it did, an older man came out of nowhere from behind them pulling a rickety shopping trolley and started to rush into the intersection. He didn’t see the cars turning left about to mow him down, but the runners did.
They collectively called out for him to stop and he jumped back onto the curb just in time.
I think it stunned him a little because once the coast was clear, they all continued across and only when he got to the other side did he wave at the runners and called out, “Thank you!” It must have just hit him what a close call it had been.
And me? I told a perfect stranger how beautiful her hat was. Not life-saving but it did make her smile! 🙂
P.S. Gotta love these kinds of good deeds. Enjoy!