12 True Tales of

Unfamiliar Individuals Who Left a Long-Lasting Impact on

Individuals
Our reactions to strangers can be greatly influenced by even the briefest of encounters. These interactions with strangers, for better or for worse, add excitement to life. However, once in a while, something special happens that people can’t forget even after years.

I took the train to New York for the first time. I was eighteen. I’ve been to NYC twice but this is my first train ride. I explained to the woman working at the kiosk that I had never traveled by rail before and asked if she could give me a rundown of what to do.

The fact that I was traveling alone and by train for the first time piqued the curiosity of an employee of the neighboring station. He walked me through every step of the process without missing any detail. No cruelty, no judgment. He was just a goofy guy who enjoyed seeing the innocence of a little kid to cheer him up during a boring week.

That’s how I want to be when someone comes to me for help. Sincerely, Frank P. You were quite nice. I just started exercising fairly regularly when I was really overweight. It’s terrible to be extremely obese in the gym; I never felt like I was the center of attention.

A very fit girl hopped on the machine behind me as I got into an easy jog and incline walk on the treadmill. After a short warm-up, she turned to me gave me a high five, and encouraged me to keep going before I got off the treadmill. Having this support was really motivating for me as I was used to being the center of attention from everyone else at the gym. Her small act of kindness made a big impression!

Having this support was really motivating for me as I was used to being the center of attention from everyone else at the gym. Her small act of kindness made a big impression!

The woman told me that blue was definitely my color and that I looked fabulous in it. Even now, when I’m choosing what shirt to buy or wear, I always go for blue because I’m 5’11.” That was at least fifteen years ago when that compliment was made.

I went to Amsterdam alone last year and had a wild time. I was at a bar when an extremely attractive British woman in her early 20s who was sitting a few seats across from me grabbed my arm (she looked really gay I think) and started gushing about how nice it was to see me.

I took the hint and saw that she and her friend were being harassed by an older man who I assumed was their long-lost best friend until he left. We had the best bar hopping for the rest of the evening. B, I will always remember you!

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