I arrived at a store today to pick up an item they put on hold for me and the person who was assisting me excused herself and said she was very sad as the apartment she was so certain she would get just fell through and she was distracted. I could see the tears forming. She apologized for mixing business with her personal circumstances and said she had just received the call when I walked in. She looked at me and asked if she could have a hug. It was the sweetest moment. We had met once before and she said she felt safe asking.  Oh that there could be lots of those moments where we are simply being there for each other whether we be strangers or friends. I felt blessed to be asked and she felt blessed to receive the support.