Someone one Quora asked:
I was always raised with the idea that we should be kind to strangers, but sometimes I feel that being kind or helpful is not welcome by the people I am trying to help. I am sometimes treated like I am insane for going out of my way to help others. Why would it be strange for a person to be nice to strangers?
This was my response:
It’s not. It’s called being courteous.
I went to eat at Plan Check, a burger place, last Sunday. I was hung over and completely depressed since I was without my girlfriend anymore.
The waitress was kind and took great strides to make sure that I was cared for, smiled at me too. She reminded me that life was full of pleasant people, even if I was completely unpleasant at the time. She helped ease my mood and earned herself a nice little tip for that meal.