Will you share a particularly memorable interaction you've had with a complete stranger?
When was it and what were the circumstances? Did the stranger help you, or did you help them? Did you connect over a very rare shared interest? What about this interaction makes it so memorable?
One of my most memorable interactions happened when I was a junior in high school. My girlfriend of 2 years had just broken up with me, and I was torn up out of my mind. I went for a walk around my neighborhood, and ended up standing on an empty lot, chain smoking and crying. A neighbor that I had never met before asked me what was wrong. He was a Vietnam vet and he was so kind to a 16 year old kid. He talked to me for about an hour, telling me that he understood my heart was broken right now, it was the first of many times that would happen, and I would recover. He made sure that I was OK before he sent me on my way. I never saw him again, but I’ll never forget how this stranger helped me out so much just by being present for me.