I was on the bus so I didn’t have much time to see this, register it and absorb it’s beauty. But after a few minutes or possibly a couple of hours the beauty sank in and now I am smiling at the beautiful gesture.
The bus pulled to a halt near a Tesco. There was a homeless guy sitting right outside, smoking a cigarette. Nothing unusual. He looked stern, frowned at everyone that passed by him.
There were too many people on the bus and many of these were getting off and some were getting on board. There was a commotion near where the driver sat. A woman was saying something like – “That’s unfair!” I am not a fan of commotions or any kind of unrest. I ignored and increased the volume of the music playing into my ears. The commotion cleared a bit in a few seconds as the driver got out of his cabin and said “That’s enough, I take the final call here.” The bus journey continued without any more issues.
As I was getting off, I heard the two people in front of me saying…”This boy got off the bus at the previous stop to give a sandwich to the homeless guy and go back on board and the woman was unhappy that he used the same ticket to continue his journey. She demanded that the driver charge him again while the boy said many times over that he doesn’t have the money to pay for another ticket.” I couldn’t help but ask – “So what happened finally?”
“He’s right behind you.” she said and smiled at me. I turned around. The boy was all of 10-12 years old…
His random act of kindness to a stranger at a bus stop brought a smile to my face and to the faces of many others. We all often talk and write about the ‘world we live in today…’ but when I see things like these, I feel that it isn’t all bad afterall.