adventures, wanderings, and musings of an expat abroad...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A stranger's helping hand
Tonight on the way home from work I watched a mom with two kids and a baby in a buggy getting on the tram. A man on the tram grabbed the two kids (about 3 or 4 years old) and pulled them up the tram steps while another guy grabbed the front of the buggy to pull it on. The mama settled herself and her kids into the tram seats. I thought... "In an America city, if some guys grabbed a lady's kids like that, she would freak out." I love that Hungary still has that helping-hand-I'm-not-here-to-kidnap-your-kids mentality. I'm realizing that all those people who stare at me on the tram are really just watching out for the strangers around them. A great cultural trait!