The scene is a parking lot. An elderly woman is walking up ahead of me as I’m driving. She looks fragile, defenseless, and unsure.
She sees my truck and a look of terror comes across her face. While it’s not a monster my Dakota is still 4000 pounds of machine.
I slow way down as I go around her. I wave and give her friendly smile. She looks relieved and waves back.
She’s still smiling in my rearview mirror as I go around a corner and loose sight of her.
Reassuring our fellow humans, even strangers, is one of the best things ever. And it costs nothing.