Today I saw something remarkable that warmed my heart. I was at the bank in a long line to use the ATM. The man getting cash was taking a long time and conducting multiple transactions, and you could see people starting to grow impatient. Finally, the man behind him in line told him, “We haven’t got all day,” which I felt was a bit unnecessary. My boring errand was suddenly turning out to be an unpleasant experience.
Luckily, the man finished, and soon enough I was able to get cash. Just as I was leaving, I noticed a disabled man had pulled into a parking space and was using crutches to head to the back of the long line. As he limped past, the man at the front of the line gestured for the man on crutches to go ahead of him. Nobody argued, though a couple of minutes before it had been quite the impatient bunch.
I’m very impressed and proud of the guy who let this man cut in line. It certainly wouldn’t have been comfortable for him to stand in that long line, and it’s nice to see people who are more concerned about doing the right thing than saving time. Bravo!