There are nice people in this world. Sometimes I just have to say that, so that the simple gestures, the unexpected kindnesses won't seem to go unnoticed, unacknowledged.
This evening, a young, college-age trio
-- two females, one male -- was walking across a parking lot at the
same time I was. I noticed two other women moving around a minivan, and
another minivan was nearby, with its lights on and engine running. Were
they unloading one and loading the other? Were they ending an evening
out, chatting before going their separate ways?
As I passed the first
van on its passenger side, the young trio passed it on the driver's
side. I heard the young man say to the two women near the vans: "Do you
mind if I see if I can get it shut for you?" Ahhhh haaaaa ... the driver-side door on the
first van wouldn't close. The young man -- despite the pizza box his
friend was carrying -- stopped to help! There were kids in the van. It
was dark and getting late. He thought he could help.
People do nice
things. Random acts of kindness.