This article is based on the AskReddit question "What human interaction is memorable to you, but the other person has probably forgotten?"
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1. At the funeral of my friend from college, I chose to stand next to my professor instead of sitting with my friends. He was there alone and there were no seats. He is easily my father's age.
We stood in silence. When I started crying during the service he got flustered and actually handed me a tissue from his pocket tissue from his pocket and promised it was clean. It was probably the most emotional moment I've ever shared with another person. He probably doesn't remember.
2. A few months ago, I was going to meet my girlfriend at the movies.
I was thinking of a funny conversation from earlier, as I was waking into the mall. So I rounded the corner with a smirk on my face and passed a lady who looked like she was experiencing the same thing.
Our eyes locked and we both exploded into actual, genuine corny-ass laughter.
Like we both were in on some great joke. No words were exchanged. Just eye contact and goofy cacklin'
It was oddly great.
3. My two little kids and I went to an event that I had been told was free. We packed a lunch because I couldn't afford to buy us one. Got there and found out it would be $6 to get in. I didn't have it, we turned to leave, I was on the verge of tears because I was so angry with myself that I couldn't afford it. The gate person let us in. Still cried because of his kindness.
4. I was working one night (cop) and was busy. I didn't have time to take a meal break, so I stopped into a Wendy's quick to get a couple belly bombers to eat on the go. I was standing on line and feel a tap on my shoulder. I turn around and there's a sweet looking little old man standing there. He smiles and says "You be careful out there young man." and then gave me a hug. It made my whole week and I've never forgotten it.