I read this Yesterday on Philly.com. I thought it was great! An article about random acts of Kindness! Very inspiring. check it out! DB
So, in a moment of despair, I took to social media to ask people for their favorite interactions with a stranger in Philadelphia, to help remind me why I fell in love with this city all those years ago.
I began by telling a story of my own.
When I came from a small town in central Pennsylvania for my interview with the Daily News in 2007, the papers were still at the Inquirer building at 400 N. Broad St. I had no fashion sense then (I still don’t), but I’d gotten the best suit I could at my local JCPenney — a black blazer-and-skirt combo that got drenched with muddy water on my way in because I (like a fool) drove on the Schuylkill with my window down after a rainstorm.
As I paced the 300 block of North Broad, nervously awaiting the start of my interview, a woman in her 50s or 60s stopped me.
“You look really nice today,” she said.
“Thank you. I’m interviewing for a job today,” I told her.
“You’re going to get it,” she said, as she patted me on the shoulder and walked away.
And I did. And I think about t
I’m a firm believer that the seemingly small moments in life, especially between strangers, are often the big ones. And Philadelphia is filled with those moments — and with the kind of people who give them to us freely.
So, if you need a reminder this year about all the good there is in Philly, as I do, here are a few of those stories. Thank you to the hundreds of people who shared their memories with us on Twitter and Instagram. And may these stories serve as a reminder to all of us how one simple act of kindness can reverberate throughout a lifetime.
Joan Taylor, 32, Fitler Square: “When I was in college, I was a big sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence. I wanted to take my ‘little sister’ to see Hairspray at the Walnut Street Theatre. I didn’t have a ton of money at the time and was spending my last dollar on those tickets. When I went to the box office to buy them, I started read more here>>>https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-favorite-moments-with-a-stranger-20200823.html