Last night I got on the subway and there was a woman sitting down and taking up two seats. She had her shopping bags on the seat next to her so I said “excuse me” and she took the bags down. I looked across the way and there was a couple there grinning, like they had been annoyed she hadn’t taken her bags down ages ago. I sat and was happy.
A few stops later I looked up because there was another young woman leaning over us who nearly fell. She had been looking at the paper that my seat mate was writing on.
This stranger was trying to help the woman next to me work out her math homework.
I offered her my seat and when I looked back at them a few stops later this manicured blonde was giving this woman private math tutoring.
It was such a beautiful sight, this young beautiful woman explain the finer points of fractions to this older stranger.
In a world full of bad, there is still good. Come to New York and see.