June 22, 2016 Kudos to Mr Manners
At Metrotown Mall in Burnaby BC, Canada, I’m standing on a descending escalator. A little boy and his older brother appear to be playing tag. As I near the bottom step, the little boy darts past me at full speed completely focused on his game of tag. His older brother who is about 6 years old slows down from chasing his younger brother as he comes closer to me. He stops, makes direct eye contact with me and says, ‘Excuse us, I’m sorry about that – my brother is only four years old and doesn’t always watch where he is going.” I was dumbfounded – in a good way. I wanted to scoop him up and slobber him with kisses but instead I composed myself, smiled and replied ‘it’s quite alright, thank YOU for acknowledging me.”
It was so heartwarming to see such stellar qualities in this kid. He was aware and present enough to consider someone else, all while playing tag. Pretty unusual for an adult let alone a six year old!!! Kudos to the parents. Kudos to this amazing kid. Made my day!