This person is Megan It took me a while to find you, and a lot of Facebook creeping, but I did it. Now to you, I’m just a stranger, but to me, you’re the reason I’m still here today.
About a month ago, it was pouring rain and my sister, and I was walking down Marshall St, both just wearing black dresses. You saw us, ran across the road, and offered us your umbrella. At first, we wouldn’t accept it, but you insisted. Saying ‘no don’t worry about it! I’m almost home anyway, and I have these rain boots, so I’m set!’ Then you gave it to us, told us to have a good day, and continued on your way.
What you don’t know though is that the reason we were in those black dresses is that we had been at our mother’s funeral earlier that day. And that evening, I was planning on committing suicide.
Your small act of kindness towards my sister and I, two complete strangers to you, reminded me just how amazing this world and the people in it could be. You brought the only real smile I had that day to my face, and you made me rethink the horrible thought that was running through my head. Now, every time it rains, I use that umbrella and remember what you did for me.
Even though you may not have thought that your act was a big deal at the time, it was. So this goes to everyone: please keep smiling and spreading that joy, because you never know what kind of impact you can have on those around you.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. So much. ❤
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