Alex and I went shopping recently in Coop City, a department store on Bahnhofstrasse. Somewhere along the way, Alex’s sneaker fell off – whether he kicked it off or it simply dropped off, I’m not quite sure. I actually didn’t even notice it was missing until I peaked in the stroller and caught a glimpse of his feet. However, it didn’t matter much anyways because less than a minute after realizing, a man came running up (shoe in hand). He explained that he was searching the store for “a little boy with a missing shoe.” I was utterly amazed at his determination and kindness.
After a long day out, Alex and I were waiting to catch the bus home. Alex was getting antsy that he had to sit still for a whopping 2 minutes. Fortunately, a sweet old Italian man spotted us. He pulled a package out of his bag and proceeded over to our bench. He ended up having a box of cookies and asked if it was alright to give Alex one. I of course said yes and he also offered one to me as well. I thought it was so nice that he went out of his way to cheer Alex up.
It’s so refreshing to have people look out for one another. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the terrible events that take place in society today. However, there are also many people doing great things for others which should also be taken into account.
Have you had a random act of kindness happen to you lately?