It was a sunny day and I was driving to meet a friend. I stopped and waited to make a left turn. I had my turn signal blinking but the boy driving behind me did not notice that I was stopped. Wham, I was hit from behind. My car was thrust forward about 25 feet, my glasses ended up in the back seat, and I was stunned, shaken and not quite sure what had happened. When the kind man walking on the sidewalk heard the crashing he immediately ran through oncoming traffic to my aid reassuring me that I would be alright.
He stayed with me, gently talking to me, helping me to calm down. Not only his kind words but his presence was comforting to me. He appeared out of nowhere at just the right time to be of assistance. When help arrived, just like that he was gone. His act of kindness meant more to me than he may ever know. Although I was not able to repay him I can pay it forward by doing a kind deed for someone else. [Read more…]