Today's the first day of summer!!!! Woo!!
Anyway, I want to share with you a small, very simple, but heart-warming story. (I'm warning you, this story will be over in just a few sentences.)
Not too long ago, someone I knew got in a car accident. Not bad at all -- no one was injured. Just a (I'm guessing) "Hey, I don't need to check my blind spot--CRASH!" type thing.
The person I know (a female) was not at fault at all. It was the driver that was merging that didn't look carefully or something.
So that driver and the person I know (let's call her Hermione) drive off to the side, etc etc. And it was actually a good bit of damage to both cars.
Then, some other person comes behind Hermione, gives her his card, and says, "I saw everything. If you need a witness, give me a call." (And I'm just quoting what Hermione told me, so it probably isn't exactly what he said.)
I mean, how incredible is that?!
Granted, after they talked, the driver at fault completely admitted his guilt without any outside pressure at all, admitted it to the police officer as well, and everything was done without any hair-pulling or gnashing of teeth. (That's awesome to see, too, a driver at fault admitting his fault without making excuses.)
But the guy gave his card without knowing anything, without knowing what would happen. Simply. And it very well could have turned into, "No, it was Hermione's fault! I didn't do anything" type thing. And Hermione might very well have had to use his number.
A simple, and powerful, act of kindness. Something I probably would never have thought of doing. I would have just been like, "OOOHHH, that was a bad crash," wince, and then drive off with the traffic, along with a story to tell someone else.
I just thought I'd share it with you, because it's things like these that make me happy.
I want more stories like these, stories from you. What have you seen, or what have you done? (Don't be scared if it's too 'simple'. I mean, the above was pretty darn simple, and I gushed over the fact that three (maybe four) separate men helped to push our car when it ran out of gas. And I'd probably gush when I see someone picking up trash that isn't theirs. SIMPLE IS AWESOME!)