|I am so unbelievably grateful to the kind stranger I met today. After dealing with several mean people throughout the week, I am overjoyed that I was able to experience the kindness of a stranger.|
After a long day at a speech tournament in Fullerton, my friend and I were trying to purchase train tickets so we can get back home to Pasadena. However, the ticket machines were out of order so we couldn’t pay by cash - we needed to use a credit card. But we’re high school students! Neither of us own credit cards. So we went into the station’s office and asked the man behind the counter about what we should do. He rudely turned us away because we needed to use the Metro Link but he works for Amtrack. We were flustered and weren't sure what we should do, so we decided to ask if anyone had a credit card and would be willing to help us out. The plan was to have them buy our tickets with their card and we’d pay them back in cash. The first person we asked had the same problem as us, and the person who had helped her was already gone. The people we asked next, I swear, are angels sent from Heaven. They were an African American couple, and when we asked, the wife did not hesitate to help us out (the husband was also very kind to us). And after buying us the tickets, she said “This is your lucky day. Consider this a gift” as my friend and I fumbled through our wallets looking for exact change. No matter how many times we tried to pay her back she refused and told us to save money because we’re struggling students. If you are our benefactor, although I don’t know your name please know that we are extremely grateful for your kind action and can not thank you enough. Because of your generosity we were both able to get back home safely. Once again, thank you.