Sharing by Raine
We were travelling from London paddington to Oxford. At London paddington, we needed to walk a distance and climb some stairs from the underground tube station to the train station that will then bring us on a 1.5 hour journey to Oxford. It was during the morning rush hour and the place was congested with human traffic. I was having difficulty managing a luggage bag and another small hand-carry bag.
Along the flight of stairs, there were two gentlemen who offered me help with my heavy luggage. One asked "Do you need help with the luggage?". A special note was that he had white hair and I supposed he was in his 50-60s, yet he looks fitter than me! I replied "I can manage, thank you!" or so I believed haha, hoping to be independent! Another said "Can you manage?", and he literally rendered me a helping hand, wishing to take over the heavy luggage from me, helping me up this seemingly long flight of stairs that is so daunting.
On hindsight, my bag weighed 17 kg when I checked it in during departure from London. Iappreciated their kind thoughts and thanked them. It was delightful to have came across this stairway of kindness in London :)
.Eventually , we reached our destination with nothing less than a warm feeling in our hearts from the strangers who extended a helping hand to tourists in their land.
Let us also do likewise to fellow tourists who come to Singapore!