About 8 months ago, I was on my way to work and crossed paths with a Brazilian married couple at the Times Square train station. They needed help finding Macy’s and we got into an interesting conversation on the train platform so, I offered to ride with them and personally escort them to the store.
The look on the wife’s face when I explained that it took up an entire block and her reaction when she actually saw it with her own eyes? PRICELESS.
They were both so grateful when we got there that they hugged me, thanked me repeatedly and asked if we could take a picture together. Still a very fond memory for me. After I refused to accept the money they offered me, they asked for my email, said they’d send me our photo and promised that whenever I was in Sao Paulo, I’d always have a place to stay. To be completely honest, I was really looking forward to that email - but it never came.
Until yesterday, =D.
In staying true to my inner dweeb, I’m printing this email and taping it to my fridge. It always warms my heart to know that there are kind, genuine people all over the world.