I was walking to work the other day and I saw a guy drop a piece of paper on the ground without noticing. There was a family walking the opposite direction and the son stopped to pick it up, ran after the guy, and handed it back. The guy thanked him, the son nodded in return, and then everybody resumed walking. I took a second to appreciate the moment. It was probably just a receipt, but the kid didn’t even hesitate to help him out. He did it instinctively. Picking up something a stranger dropped is a simple act of kindness that can go a long way. It proves that there are still good and decent people in the world. You aren’t obliged to do it, you do it because you would want someone to do the same for you. You do it because you were raised right. You do it because you can do it. The next time you see a stranger drop something, pick it up, give it back, and make their day a little bit better.
Critically Rated at 15/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young