Complete Strangers Restored My Faith in Humanity
If I am being perfectly honest, I am a bit cynical when it comes to people. If you look at social media, it appears that modern-day society has jaded us. We have lost our empathy and kindness. However, I had an experience this morning that gave me a glimmer of hope.
This morning I went to "my" Starbucks. I love when I walk in, everyone knows my name like Cheers. Yes, a millennial that knows and loves Cheers. I grew up on that show and my mom wonders why I love beer so much... I digress.
As I was walking out of Starbucks, I started to walk around someone which is when everything went bad. I have on platform sneakers that are at least 3 inches high. I bet you know where this is going. These are the shoes in question:
I stepped down on the edge of the sidewalk and dirt, twisted my ankle and fell down. I fell right down on my right knee and my left ankle bent to the left more than it should. I would just like to add I spilled very little coffee because I am very talented.
The man I was walking around stopped to help me, but I am too stubborn to accept help.
I got in my car, well I limped into my car. Again, too much pride to accept help. Another man approached my window to ask if I was okay. I, of course, said I was fine and tried to blow it off like it was nothing. Mind you, it still hurts quite a lot. He asked me to wait so that he could get me ice.
When he came back out, he had one of the squeeze and shake ice packs. He informed me that another man heard him talking about what happened and gave him the ice pack for me. One of the managers came out with him to make sure I was okay.
While yes most people would stop to ask if someone who fell is okay, the fact that a few people went out of their way to get an ice pack for me to help with the swelling was very kind. I guess people aren't so bad after all.