Originally posted on Kindnessblog.com. I’ve been there and learning to accept help from strangers is humbling, to say the least. A little kindness goes a long way.
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This is something I witnessed years ago, but I like to remember it whenever I feel like people are too judgmental or what not.
So I was taking the bus home from university and it passes right by the social services building where I live. This woman with a tiny baby in one of those carry seats gets on. She doesn’t look great. Thin. Possibly hasn’t showered or changed her clothes recently. And she’s alternating between angry and upset.
An older woman asked if she was okay and the woman shared how she had left her home town to come to the city to get help because her ex was abusive and a drug abuser. She’d gone to social services to try and get help because she had nothing and no one, and had just run out of formula for her baby. (Hence the upset) But whomever she spoke with…
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