Driving home from a morning in Charlotte, the 77 was backed up due to an accident. The worst cause of traffic, knowing that it could be a very bad day for others. A semi was in the exit only lane, trying to get in. We were all going very slow, I stopped and let the traffic clear in front enough for him/her to get in (it took at least 5 minutes). She/he got in and blinked lights for thanks. Somehow I love that.

@sundilu Oh I totally get this. Totally. It's the gift of kindness and then thanks between anonymous strangers.

@katebowles Yes.

Thinking about road behavior, the way (myself included) we sometimes act in ways that we wouldn't if we had to speak to the person afterwards. Screaming at someone getting in your way, going too slow, honking, flipping off. Behavior to strangers similar to what easily happens in web spaces where eye contact does not follow an interaction. But kindness sticks out.

@sundilu @katebowles "Kindness sticks out" but is so rarely documented or reported on.

Thinking about how our worldview changes when we focus on the kindness of strangers and the good that we can do for others.


@Tdorey @katebowles @sundilu I had heard about a good news newspaper... looked it up: goodnewsnetwork.org/more/about

Certainly not the norm, but it's out there. :)

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