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Reddit Asks the Question: 'What's the Most Wholesome Experience You've Had With a Stranger?'

By Petr Knava | reddit | September 14, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | reddit | September 14, 2020 |


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In terms of overall perception of our species, my mind oscillates wildly between two opposing poles. Some days I look out at the mass of teeming humanity and I feel uplifted at the amazing acts of kindness and solidarity we are capable of. Many other days I glance through my fingers and wince at the boundless scope for cruelty and terror we constantly display. It’s like that Community scene where Jeff and Annie debate Jeremy “Soulpatch” Simmons’ team from City College: ‘Man is good!’; ‘Man is evil!’ The older I get, the harder it is to sometimes remind myself of the former. So I’m a big fan of things that highlight that side of us. We need to hear those stories sometimes I think. Not so that we get all dewy eyed and myopic and—as Bill Hicks would say—get all back-slappy and ‘ain’t humanity neat!’ about it all. Just to have something to cling onto and to give us strength to remember that—in the words of Samwise—there’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. So here’s a Reddit thread full of those stories, as AskReddit asks the question: ‘What’s the most wholesome experience you’ve had with a stranger?’ You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights:

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.




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