A few years ago I was walking to pick my son up from school. We unfortunately lived too close for a bus pick-up but also too far from the school for my 1st grader to walk home alone. It had become a ritual for my young daughter, infant son and I to walk the 6 blocks every afternoon.
On one of those afternoons it began to rain about halfway to the school. My infant was sheltered by his carriage cover and a blanket, but my daughter and I were getting soaked.
When a car pulled up to the curb with a lone male driver in it I panicked and began walking faster. The man, apparently realizing my fear, got out of the car (getting wet himself), handed me an umbrella, got back in his car and drove off.
This small, but wonderful gesture proved to me that even with all the chaos in the world there are still some people who will go out of their way to help others. This man was not looking for public praise, or trying to look good for anyone. He just did something nice, on his own, with no ulterior motive.
To that man, if you read this, many, many thanks.
Submitted by Anonymous
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