On Saturday, January 21st around 10:30pm I was shivering cold waiting for the Spadina streetcar to arrive. I had been standing at the King street platform in the center of the road for just a few minutes when a young man in his early twenties wearing jeans and a gray hoodie loudly knocked on the platform’s acrylic glass wall behind me. I turned around a little startled and he said: “The streetcar isn’t running tonight. You’ll have to take the bus. I’ve been waiting for over 20 minutes and nobody told me.”
“Thanks for letting me know!” I gratefully replied as the bus pulled up. We both rushed across the street and made it just inside the doors before it pulled away.
That stranger’s small act of kindness left a BIG IMPACT on me. He not only saved me a lot of time waiting outside in the cold, he reaffirmed my belief that the world is a friendly place as long as we each do our part to make it that way.
Enjoy and be kind!