Kindness. Contemplation. Creation. Connection.
This is a story my friend Brook posted on his Facebook wall. It definitely warms the heart and inspires one to see the good around you.
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS. I was taking a walk down Broadway, by Oak when I heard the troubled screams of a child. Glancing across the street, I saw a three or four year old boy being pushed by his mother, in a stroller. He was awash in tears and his mother was trying, in vain, to calm him. At that age it is difficult to tell what a child is saying, even when they aren’t upset. The child did not seem in danger but his wails had attracted the attention of almost everyone for blocks.Then I noticed a young man with a red backpack darting out into traffic. He shucked and jived his way through dangerous afternoon gridlock and scooped up a…… balloon.
He then made the dangerous return trip and handed over the toy to the mildly embarrassed mother. I looked around and all the parents within eye-sight were all smiling. I wish I had been able to thank him. Not a lot of people would do that.