Evie Aspinall was lost and was trying to find her hotel and a stranger stepped up to help her in the most subtle yet sweetest way.
Sometimes, encounters with strangers can be wholesome and worth cherishing. Many times, random people go out of their way to do something for others that leaves a lasting impact on their lives. It adds to the hopefulness of humanity and makes us believe that selflessness and kindness can prevail in a busy and individualistic world. Evie Aspinall - who goes on X (previously Twitter) by @EvieAspinall_ - shared a heartwarming encounter with a stranger when she was lost. She mentioned how the man, whom she did not even know, subtly helped her.
In her post, she wrote, “A man overheard me on the phone to my boyfriend last night while I was lost, trying to find my hotel.” Her post continued to read, “He didn’t try and make small talk. He told me to stay on the phone.” What makes the story better is that Aspinall was worried and through it all, the man understood her discomfort and as kindly as possible, walked ahead of her and guided her to her hotel. She added, “He walked 2 feet in front of me for a whole 10 minutes so he could point out my hotel to me.” Adding to her second post, Aspinall said, “That’s how you do it. In what could have been a scary situation, he did everything right. I felt so safe. Massive thank you to that man.”
A man overheard me on the phone to my boyfriend last night lost trying to find my hotel. He didn’t try and make small talk. He told me to stay on the phone. And then he walked 2 feet in front of me, for a whole 10 minutes, so he could point out my hotel to me. (1/2)— Evie Aspinall (@EvieAspinall_) October 8, 2023
That’s how you do it. In what could have been a scary situation he did everything right. I felt so safe. Massive thank you to that man (2/2).— Evie Aspinall (@EvieAspinall_) October 8, 2023
Her post received over 254.9K likes and 14.3M views. Users were overwhelmed by the kindness of the man and couldn’t help but feel a spark of hope light up. Many users began sharing their experiences as well. @Melissa_suze said, “Happened to me in Paris, years ago, when we were trying to find Disneyland. A stranger at a petrol station saw me struggling to get directions in French. He said, ‘Follow me’ and he drove 10 minutes and took us to the theme park entrance.”
@endoffanerajc said, “My dad told me that while he was walking behind a woman late at night, he purposely switched the sidewalk even though walking in the same direction. When he was about 20 yards ahead, he heard her call out, ‘Thank you!’ To be honest, it’s small actions that can make us feel safest.”
The vast majority of men are like this. Maybe not to the extent of walking you to the hotel but at least giving safe directions.— Alex Lillyart (@AlexLillyart) October 8, 2023
Sadly, in this day and age, we only hear about the small minority that would do something awful at that moment.
Brother and I in Japan, Sunday morning, walking to find the temple w a cheesy tourist map. Asked a young man by pointing at temple icon on map. He looks at us, looks at map and signals for us to follow. Walks us six blocks, turns left, there's the temple. He bows, leaves us.— Pete Olski (@Pete_Olski) October 8, 2023
In a similar encounter shared by u/Gameartists, he mentioned how he helped the ‘least romantic man’ plan the most romantic date. He said, “Once I found 3 vintage jello molds I had on for 40 bucks. This man offered to meet for 40.” On enquiring, the user realized that the molds were for the man’s wife, who had been married to him for 10 years. He shared, “I spoke to him and said, ‘You think it would be a bit odd if she found out you only spent 40 dollars for 10 years?’” The user then suggested adding flowers to the list. The man didn’t know what his wife’s favorite flowers were.
“I got her name and looked at her Facebook profile. Every photo has the daisy filter, including her cover photo,” said the user. He offered to get the man flowers and even booked a reservation at a steakhouse for the couple. He also shared the woman’s reaction, “She wrote this. ‘I love this man so much for all the trouble he went through for me. Sometimes, you never know how lucky you are until it’s really shown to you. He gave me my favorites! Look at these! The jello molds are gorgeous too just like my grandmother had.” It is indeed the little things!