Dear Scary Guy,
I remember you came to my school in Corby, Northamptonshire, England. We’re talking years ago now. I’ve been going through a tough time breaking up with my girlfriend and living life without my parents.
I remember the thing you did with the punch that turned into a hug; we were all doing that for weeks, months after!Â All I can say is that I know I’m in a bad place now but when I pick myself up again I can get to work being the best person I can be and helping others see that person in themselves, too.
It’s all thanks to you.
If one person changes their mind that’s another person that can help change the mindsets of others and that’s something you’ve done to me. Life is so much easier with love. It makes the mundane bearable and the ordinary more extraordinary.
Even something as simple as giving up your seat on the tube, to picking someone up who’s fallen over, or, giving a smile to someone in the street! It might turn that person day around.
I remember I was at Victoria station in London on my way to work when a woman had fallen down the escalators. I pressed the emergency stop and ran up to help. Within seconds everyone in the area came to help out. For that split moment hate never existed, it felt like the man didn’t even acknowledge hate. I went to work late but for the entire day, never had so much faith in humanity.
I’m writing to let you know that you’ve changed the way I think and the way I feel towards others. It takes a brave person to do what you’re doing and I have limitless respect for you.
Your existence is proof that there is still goodness in the world.
For now, take care and keep in touch.