From the Daily Prompt:

Describe a moment of kindness, between you and someone else — loved one or complete stranger.

When my Round the World 2007 trip came to an end, I blogged about the two men who carried my suitcases for me down to the subway. This is one act of kindness that has always stayed with me, probably because of how totally unexpected it was. I had such a low opinion of Manhattan from the time I spent there, and the fact that no-one smiled or had any time to spare; and these two very small acts really cheered me up. To this day I continue to tell people that I don’t know what the fuss is about with Manhattan and what a rubbish time I had there, but almost always, I also mention these two men.

When I really think about it, this was a fairly unique moment of kindness for me. I’m not sure I can recall more than one other stranger helping me with luggage in all the travelling I have done.

I’m not sure I’ve helped many strangers with luggage either, but I do try to practice other moments of kindness to strangers as well as friends and family. Even if it’s something as simple as letting someone pull out in front of me in traffic. It doesn’t cost anything to be kind.

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