I went with my girlfriend to a fast-food restaurant and it was packed full of people.
The only available seats were outside the restaurant.
So, my girlfriend and I both agreed that she would stay at the table while I went to order our food.
When our orders were ready, my food tray was extra full and I knew it would be difficult to carry.
For a moment I thought about making two trips to our table. But at last, I thought, “I can do this in one trip.”
So, I gently placed my hands on the food tray and made sure our drinks don’t spill. As I slowly made my walk to the restaurant door. I glanced at the door handle and saw that it said: “Push”.
“Perfect,” I thought, “I can just use my back to push the door open.” Since my hands were full.
Suddenly a teenager runs from behind me and extends his arm out in front of me to totally block my path and runs to the door.
I was furious. How could this foolish teenager run past me and block my way when I was holding a tray full of food? He could have easily knocked my tray over.
Before I could even express my anger towards the boy, I realized that he was actually helping me.
He wanted to get to the restaurant door before me so he could keep it open for me.
I was ashamed for negatively judging the young boy. As I walked out holding my food tray, I genuinely thanked him with a big smile.
The young boy saw someone who could use some help and he rushed to help.
It is through small gestures like this that I realize there is hope in humanity.
This experience has taught me that we should not be so quick to judge people.