Last week, as I was struggling to get my bicycle out of the canopied box of my pick-up truck parked outside OK Tire, a young fellow, perhaps 16 or 17 years old who was walking by, stopped and asked if I needed help getting my bike out.
I was stunned with disbelief and said no even though I should have said yes.
Teenagers tend to have a bad rap these days and this young man, in a moment of thoughtfulness, has me reconsidering my view of some of today’s youth. And was he carrying a skateboard? I think so but the moment was so brief, I don’t remember what was tucked under his arm.
Perhaps people do not fully consider the consequences of a RAK (a Random Act of Kindness) when they make an offer to help, but I must say how much that brief moment impressed me.
I hope this young man has seen the star and realizes that a stereotype crumbled.