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I Remember Now

July 28, 2011

Originally posted 1November2007

Yesterday, I was on the ol’ Q32 on my way home. An adorable older couple got on. They’d been shopping at Bloomingdale’s. There were no seats available and about 5 people jumped up to offer them theirs. The couple graciously accepted two of the offers and then smiled at and thanked everyone who was looking in their direction. We all nodded and smiled and thanked the people who had jumped up and offered their seats. Then we all smiled some more.

THIS is why I live here, I thought. You can have a rough week in New York, but then something happens that reminds you of why New York is so great. Living in a big city like ours provides so many opportunities to witness random acts of kindness. And, gosh, that makes you feel good.

Oh, New York, how I love thee … sorry I doubted you.

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