This happened today. I wrote about it on FB and in my blessing blog. It may have only been a second in the life of the one who helped, but it was a pretty big deal for me. I was very impressed with a total stranger giving me a hand without being asked. I try not to bother too many people. Or I'll ask a gal, if one is around.
I once asked for help from a guy who was a part of a couple and the lady half was very upset with me. I should have climbed on the shelving and pulled down the merchandise. Often, I've been told to find a store employee. But, those are rarely seen when you need one.
I was trying to maneuver an item from a secure spot. It was soda and in a high, tight place. I was stretched out against the shelving, pressing my body against the lower bottles. It was awkward. Then, without any warning, it was plucked from above and handed to me with a smile.
I will help other people, it was nice to have unsolicited help today. And yes, it was a pretty big deal! Thank you, taller person. Thank you!