It is very easy to be cynical, especially when you travel a lot. Humanity is not always at its best in confined spaces with lots of people! However, a few minutes ago I witnessed something beautiful that I have to share.
After landing at DFW, I went to the ladies’ room. As I was washing my hands, I overheard the conversation between the women next to me. One was a woman on a business trip, one was a mom traveling with her two kids on vacation. It turns out that the mom was also a soldier’s wife, and wanted to take her kids someplace fun to distract them from the fact that their dad was deployed. Upon hearing this, the business traveler took out her wallet and gave the mother $100 to help pay for the kids’ trip to Six Flags. She said, “I just want you to be able to do something nice for their kids, because I so appreciate your family’s sacrifice.” And the mother started crying, saying, “Thank you, thank you!”
So even though sometimes it seems otherwise, people are good and kind.