An Unexpected Kindness
I witnessed an unexpected act of kindness and compassion which in its simplicity, brought on a smile not only facially but in the heart.
On my commute from work to school, there I stood, as the bus travelled along picking up passengers. On came a gentleman with his child in hand sleeping on his shoulders, holding a bag in the other hand. He fought valiantly as he tried to maintain balance in the moving vehicle.
Immediately a fairly young rastafarian man beckoned to the father, offering up his seat.
Now you see why I said unexpected.
Chivalry is an almost extinct trait among the younger generation, compounded with a society that is extremely homophobic. To see a man giving up his seat to another man under any circumstance is rather surprising. This however highlighted the fact that all is not lost for the males of Jamaica.
Posted on September 12, 2013, in Geneneral and tagged Bright Future, Caribbean, Chivalry, Compassion, Hope, Jamaica, Jamaican, JUTC, Kindness, On the bus, Rasta, Rastafarian, Unexpected. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.