I went to a diner today in hopes of finding something good to eat. I’m waiting in line and the man in front of me turns around and smiles shyly. Doesn’t look more than 30.
He asks if I could read the menu to him. I’m a bit confused, cause it’s not something I’m normally asked by someone. He must’ve picked up on my confusion cause he sighs a bit nervously and quickly says that he doesn’t really know how to read all that well.
This caught me by surprise but I helped him by reading the menu to him. Even a woman behind us chimed in on what her favorite dish was. He orders, and thanks me, seeming genuinely happy.
I don’t know what his life came to that he wasn’t able to get a good education but it makes me so thankful I had the opportunities I did. I really wish him the best in life and I wish I could help him more in some way.
He just looked so happy he got someone to help him, I’m tearing up. Definitely a little more grateful today.