Human kindness

I saw a beautiful thing yesterday.

I was out having a beer and watching some football. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon, everyone was a little hungover from St Patrick’s Day.

A big Scottish guy everyone knows came in and spoke to a Danish guy at my table.

I could not hear what he said but the Danish guy put his arms round his neck, kissed him quickly on the cheek and gave him a big hug.

It turned out that the Scottish chap’s mother had died that morning after a long illness.

Upon hearing this, the other people at my table got up and walked over to him. One by one they gave him a hug, spoke consoling words to him and offered their support.

There was something so beautifully simple about it, I thought. 

Afterwards everyone carried on as normal, there was nothing else to do. The swift acknowledgement of someone else’s pain, and then life.


2 Responses to “Human kindness”

  1. 1 Matt Willis March 19, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Wow, new entries popping up realtime! I like it! Loving your work, as always. Keep blogging…

  2. 2 aaron78 March 19, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Cheers Matt! Good to hear from you. How’s the wedding plans coming on? Enjoy your engagement bash.


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