I was on my way into the grocery store, when I noted a gal standing with her cart full of groceries. She was looking at her phone and crying. She kept wiping tears away and it appeared her phone wasn't working. I walked by, and was almost to the door when I turned around and went back to her. I asked if she was ok, and she told me that she and her husband had just moved here, and they only have one car. She uses Uber to get around, but her phone was broken and she couldn't call to get a ride home. Her kids were due home from school, (one of which is autistic), and she was in a panic because she knew they would be scared if she wasn't home. I introduced myself, and handed her my phone. She started crying and thanking me. At that moment, a couple came out of the store with a bouquet of flowers and handed it to her. (They must have seen her on the way in). That made her cry out of gratefulness. She was in panic-attack mode (one I recognize well from my own experience with panic disorder my whole life). I told her to call her son and let him know she will be home very soon. I said "let's load your groceries in my car and I'll take you wherever you need to go". It was less than five miles, but we had a chance to talk and get to know each other a little. When I dropped her off, her kids ran up and hugged her. She reached for the flowers and handed them to me. We exchanged emails and we will probably get together for dinner, or at least stay in touch. It was a wonderful experience! I feel my life's purpose is to help others, so I do that on a daily basis. I'm so happy to have found this group!

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