I was walking to work in the bitter cold today (in a shady area of town), when a cab pulls up next to me. The cab driver, an older man with a gruff accent asks if I want a ride - a free one - because of the cold. I get in and he says he's not looking for money, he just hated to see me freezing. What a guy!
When I sat down on the airplane I was feeling uncomfortable in the window seat, being 6mo pregnant with a tendency to get airsick. The very tall man with the aisle seat kindly offered to switch with me. He sacrificed his comfort for mine, which inspires me to be more compassionate to strangers.