An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

September 24, 2014 4:08 PM

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An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

I was sad and crying recently but that's not what this blog post is about. I am writing to and about the stranger in the elevator who saw me sad and crying and was kind enough to ask if I was OK. His question alone made what I was upset about dissipate and also changed the course of my thoughts instead to how nice a man he must be to be brave enough to ask an upset stranger if they're all right.

Coincidentally, this very scenario happened to me days before the elevator incident, except I wasn't the cryer then. I was on campus and walked by a girl wiping tears away. I felt badly for her. I knew nothing about this girl or why she was crying, but at the very least I hoped she'd be okay. I, how...

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