Wonderful people with good heart..
My friends and I had just finished lunch at a hotel when it started to
pour heavily. When it became lighter, I decided to brave the drizzle to
get my car, which was parked at my office three streets away.
friends argued that I shouldn’t go, mainly because I was seven months
pregnant then. I assured them that I’d be very careful. One of them
wanted to come with me but I insisted that she stayed with another
friend who needed help with her baby.
I walked out of the hotel
and started making my way to the car. At the traffic junction, a van
stopped and the passenger alighted with an umbrella. Before I knew what
was happening, he walked right beside me and told me he’d escort me to
my destination. I was very embarrassed and declined, but he was very
During our walk, he kept telling me to walk slower,
as the ground was wet. When we got to the car-park, I thanked him and we
parted ways. I did not get his name and may not even recognise him now.
Did he purposely stop for me? I’ll never know.
So how did I pay
it forward? I was at home when I noticed two Indian construction workers
walking in the heavy rain. They were probably on their way to the
construction site near my estate, which was a long walk in. I went out
and passed them an umbrella. They were taken aback by my gesture, and I
told them they should take the umbrella and keep it. They were very
grateful and like me, probably wondered why a stranger was offering such