Nicole Cliffe ffe Mar 4 What is the kindest thing a stranger has done or said to you K 2 Oh God I can t even tell this story and not cry I used to manage an LGBT bookstore when bookstores were still a thing One night a caller says he thinks he might be gay and is considering self harm We were not a crisis center But as long as we re talking he s safe right So I talk to this guy and I answer questions and I try to be encouraging and I m maybe sounding a little frantic and I m definitely ignoring the 4 5 customers in the store and this angel of a woman puts her hand on my shoulder and asks for the phone My turn she says 2 3K pr And SHE this 50 something lesbian talks to this stranger on the phone And a LINE FORMS BEHIND HER Every customer in that store knows that call knows that feeling and every person takes a turn talking to that man That story comforts me so much to this day

Nicole Cliffe ffe Mar 4 What is the kindest thing a stranger has done or said to you K 2 Oh God I can t even tell this story and not cry I used to manage an LGBT bookstore when bookstores were still a thing One night a caller says he thinks he might be gay and is considering self harm We were not a crisis center But as long as we re talking he s safe right So I talk to this guy and I answer questions and I try to be encouraging and I m maybe sounding a little frantic and I m definitely ignoring the 4 5 customers in the store and this angel of a woman puts her hand on my shoulder and asks for the phone My turn she says 2 3K pr And SHE this 50 something lesbian talks to this stranger on the phone And a LINE FORMS BEHIND HER Every customer in that store knows that call knows that feeling and every person takes a turn talking to that man That story comforts me so much to this day