DP Daily Prompt: The Kindness of Strangers
When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind ,generous,or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!
It was a cold Friday afternoon school was over, I was walking home, The snow on the ground and on the pavement made me nervous, I thought I have to walk carefully to avoid falling, which is what I was doing, suddenly a fierce cold wind gust, blew the papers I was carrying all over the place. I was stunned, these were the spelling test papers of my kids, there were thirty altogether. I watched the papers flying further down as I was trying to pick them up. Bewildered I knew it was a futile effort on my part to gather those, I thought I’d let them go.
When I turned around to hurry home,I noticed a black car stop near the papers, a man stepped out and started picking up the papers, I was too embarrassed to walk away, so I joined in and reluctantly picked up the remaining pieces. The stranger handed me the papers he was able to collect, I was so overwhelmed by such a noble act,I forgot to thank him.
Next day my husband came home and said, “Hey Ranu did you find all your Papers?”
“How did you know about them I asked?”
“Oh, he said Mr. Jenkins asked me to ask you.”
“Really I said ,he didn’t tell me who he was !”
I thanked the Lord, if I hadn’t waited to get those papers, I would be in trouble, Mr. Jenkins’ daughter was one of my students who wrote the spelling test, imagine!