I had just finished my shopping and was crossing the busy street when I saw an elderly man walking in my direction. He was leaning on a walking frame and I felt that he might need a little assistance crossing the street. So, I walked up to him and volunteered my help.
It seemed that my hunch was right. He wasn't aiming for the proper crossing place, he was keen on crossing the street from where he was to get to the bus stop on the other side.
I stepped out and waved my hand for the drivers to take notice of the man and slow down a little.
He got safely to the other side. But, somehow, I felt I could do more than just help him cross the street. So, I reassured him he was at the right stop, then I ran back across the road to get him some tea and cookies !
When I returned he told me he had waited for me - and missed his bus! I felt bad about that, so I waited with him until the next bus came.
I helped him onto the bus with his tea and the bus driver was kind enough to wait until the gentleman was securely seated. Then the bus moved off with a smile and wave from the driver.
It took just a little cash and and a little time to help the man, but seeing him safely off to his destination left a light feeling in my soul. God bless him!