Two warm experiences with strangers I can recall:
Once when I took a train with a large and heavy trolley case, a guy next to me offered to help me lift my trolley bag and put it on the luggage rack overhead.
One day it was raining and I didn't take an umbrella with me when I came out of my aparment wearing pajamas, a girl passing by offered to share her umbrella with me on the way to a convenient store nearby.
Have you met any kind strangers?
Most Helpful Guy
I always believed that people are genuinely generous and have good hearts. That's why im optimistic about people.
I work away from home like 80 miles and i drive above a hole in the road and two of my tires deflated in my way back home. A man stopped for me and offered to take me home. He took a 15 miles detour away from his way to his destination. We have became friends.
Thats why i believe in good will be there for us.2
Most Helpful Girl
People always ask if I need help on stairs when I've got my baby in her pram.
Just today, I was really sick. Like I get these migraines that make my vision blurry and make me throw up.. I got a sudden one like that (usually they come gradually so I have warning and quickly get home) when I was out it suddenly happened today.. I literally had to sit down on the pavement to wait til I felt better and could see better, like I was properly fucked up, and these women came up to me to check if I was OK, and because I was alone with my baby to check my baby was OK.
And finally, a few months ago, I had a big purchase, so was really depending on my next pay cheque, on the day it was due, there was an issue so it would have been coming into my account a few days later than it should have been. I was totally fucked over by that and needed to get milk and stuff for my kid. I went on this parenting forum I'm a member on, and asked them if they had any advice for me on getting pending payments cleared faster or something. Omg... about 10 women offered to meet me to give me milk and other supplies, about 10 more offered to meet me with cash, and around 7/8 offered to transfer money into my account. Seriously... complete strangers on the Internet, and they all came out in force to offer me help. I couldn't believe it. I don't cry, but it made me cry. That same forum. Some woman was getting abused by her husband. She needed to get away. Loads of women banded together for her. One met her near her house and drove her to the station to get train to meet another one, that one gave her money and put her on the train to another city. Then somebody met her from there to get her some basic supplies like toothpaste etc and took her to another person who took her to a women's refuge. So touching. All strangers as well.
Tbh, I've seen so much kindness around me. I live in London and everybody always says Londoners are rude, but I see kindness all the time. Barely ever will you see somebody struggling down stairs with heavy things or a pram alone, people will always help. If you're pregnant, you get a seat. If you're old, you get a seat. Homeless people are often bought meals, and some people take time out to make sandwiches and walk around handing them to homeless people.3