Swiping away on my phone playing a popular game, I was sitting in the metro train. It was peak office hours and the coach was crammed.
Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a young lady gesturing to the passenger sitting next to me. If she said something, I didn’t hear. Partly because it was a little noisy; but mainly because I had earphones plugged in.
I looked up and realised what was going on. An elderly lady had been standing next to my seat and the young lady had requested my neighbouring passenger to give the old lady her seat. I realised her efforts were in vain and I got up to offer my seat.
As the elderly lady sat down, the younger one thanked me. I couldn’t say anything. Here was a girl who cared enough for a stranger. And there I was, oblivious to my surroundings.
I smiled sheepishly and thanked her in my mind.
3 replies on “Strangers in the train”
I am so proud of my neice .Keep up this sensitivity
Gestures like these strengthen our trust in humanity. Thank You 🙂
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The young lady cared enough to ask, but you were the one who got up and offered your seat to the elderly woman. So you weren’t really oblivious.