Making People Feel "Human"
After high school I started going to a different church. Eventually, I met an older couple there, and the woman said, "Oh, I remember you from McDonald's. We went in there and you treated us like humans, not cattle." Apparently, my time in that greasy part-time job bore more fruit than I had realized. What struck me is that I didn't even remember them, but my kindness had made an impression on them. I'm not going to act like this sort of behavior defines me, although I wish it did more. But it made me recognize that we all want to be treated like "humans", and deep down we know humans are something special.