Tuesday, 22 May 2012

End of Run Hello

Tonight I took a short run. At the end of the run, I was stretching a little bit out front of my house. I saw a young guy walking on the sidewalk towards me. He was not walking in a straight line, tired or drunk, or who knows. He became a pleasant surprise in my evening. As he walked by, here was the conversation:

Him: Have a fabulous, super evening. (I don't really remember the words there, something more like that, less like "have a good night." There was definitely a fabulous or fantastic involved.
Me: Thanks, you too.
Him: Stay safe.
Me: Thanks, you too.
Him: Have a good run.
Me: (didn't feel the need to tell him that I was done running) Thanks, have a good walk.
Him: Thanks, it'll be a long one. (he was half a block away by this point as he never stopped walking)

What a pleasant interaction. Hopefully he gets home safely and soon. I love those moments when you get to say hello to someone. And maybe you will never see them again. It doesn't matter. The power of a hello and the spread of some good cheer and well wishes.