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I just wanted to share a little story to the community.

Several years ago, when I was in my early teens, my family and I were on our way to San Francisco. As we pull up into the toll booth before the bridge, the operator gives us this surprised but happy look and says that a woman some cars ahead of us paid for the toll of many cars behind us. I remember being touched by this - very touched, even though it something so small. He also told us that the woman wanted to say: "You're beautiful". My parents joked about who the lady must've been talking to (..I don't know if they realized it was platonic or not :P I can never tell with them). We drove off, and eventually caught up to the car that paid for us. We honked at her, waved, and went on our way. We chatted on about it for a little bit, but I think they might've forgotten about it.
I haven't.
It is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I think it's one of the major reasons why I'm such a silly sap who's bent on generosity. I love small acts of kindness like that. I think it's very touching :D

Anyways. To those who drive: Try that sometime :) It's not too expensive and it can make such a difference.

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evathereal
Aug. 20th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
That's such an amazing story. ♥
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