Yesterday Emily’s bike broke. She cried. I hadn’t realized how much her rusty second-hand bike—and her new ability of pedaling that she worked so hard for—meant to her.
So I looked up a second-hand bike, and actually found a great one that wasn’t even listed (long story).
When we got to the house the owner said he was sad about selling it as it had emotional value, and as a joke I told him he could buy it back in a few months, when we leave.
He said, “how about you take it for free, Emily uses it, and then you bring it back before leaving?”.
Well, this is our New Zealand so far. Kindness. Trust. Generosity. People that make you want to be even better people.
When is the last time a stranger did something beautifully unexpected for you?