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An act of thoughtfulness May 21, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Conversations.
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I was walking to work this evening and saw this lady carrying a baby trying to cross a lawn with sprinklers turned on. She was already shielding the kid having realized that she was right in the path of the gushing sprinklers and there was nothing she could do about it. A man leaning against his bicycle next to the lawn saw this and in a jiffy, went up to a sprinkler that could have drenched both mum and kid the most, and covered it with his hand. It was all over in a second and I’m not very sure that the lady even noticed this. Somehow, the speed at which the man reacted and his gesture made a great impression on me. So much that I think I should share it with you. I guess it is simple acts of thoughtfulness such as this that makes us, well, humans. Don’t you think so?

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