Pull off the road and help a stranger finish planting a tree in her front yard.
I was driving home when I saw a woman struggling to set the root ball and associated 8-foot Golden Locust Tree in her front yard. Two small children wandered the yard as their mom teetered on the edge of the hole.
When I pulled over and rolled down the window, she was clearly confused. We'd never met each other. What could I, a stranger, want at this inopportune moment? When I asked if I could lend a hand, she thought about it for a few seconds, then smiled and welcomed me to the yard.
Turns out we had a lot in common, and in addition to planting a tree we may have begun a friendship.
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago