A smiling stranger 


So this happened today. 

I boarded one e-rick to get to the metro station to meet some of my very old friends. It was 9 in the morning and was freezing cold. This girl in the picture was sitting right in front of me with her friend. And since I have this really awkward habit of gnashing my teeth for no good reason whatsoever which she mistook as shivering, she abruptly asked me if I was okay and stuff. I said, yes and wasn’t able to make out the reason as to why she asked me the question until she held my hands and said, you’ll be fine my hands are warm.

*Died a little, there.*

We talked and she never stopped smiling even when I gave her condescending looks on coming face to face with the fact that she was a third year student doing Maths honors from Miranda House because Maths and generosity never got along quite well in the history of human behaviour but there she was, adorably balancing both the things. And guess what? Mummy was wrong, not all strangers are bad and you should never ever miss a chance to interact with people who are complete strangers. Also, I was about to thank her but she got off. I kind of miss her already. A stranger who is a friend? Yes.

Another such thing happened when I was on my way back to my hostel, a random uncle just smiled at me like when elder people smile on encountering a little kid in the metro or shopping complexes, just like that. 

Delhi isn’t that bad after all. 

Life is good.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Ξnigma says:

    Heart warming one.
    And well yes, strangers are not always bad, but then again one has to be careful. 🙂

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    1. I know right?
      Thanks for reading.

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      1. Ξnigma says:

        You’re welcome. 😀

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      2. ali shah says:

        Thank you

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  2. great meet me too 😊

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  3. Wow, that’s fantastic. 😊
    But you did not tell us, you’re did you click the pictures? 😋

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    1. I asked her, if I can click her picture and stuff. Also, I found her after a week from this day. I was with my friend and she was sitting in front of Mcd, I said hi and stuff. I made her read all this. I got bear hugs. Yey!

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  4. A smile can start a ripple of kindness and change people’s world. I’m glad ‘strangers’ knew you could use a smile. You then made me smile reading this.

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    1. Initially, I was taken aback from her gesture since we don’t get to see people doing all this to a complete stranger but I somehow knew it was right. ❤

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  5. funnyman says:

    Ok. So I’ve read it. I admire your honesty in narrating this incident. Indeed, such warm act is like a boon on a chilly day.

    But what I don’t quite get is ‘Maths and generosity’ part? Did you face irksome classmates who excelled in Maths but refused to help in school days?

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    1. Yes, I had like really horrible people who were into Maths. It’s not only about helping other but they were straight away rude. So yeah, that.

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      1. funnyman says:

        So i infer people dislike Maths not because it’s a rather hard subject, but because it makes people cold.

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      2. Haha. I would like to believe that but hey, let’s not blame a subject for who people really are.

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      3. funnyman says:

        Anyways, Maths is, complicated.

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