You never know when a simple act that you do without thinking can make the world of difference to someone. I read a story several years ago about a college professor who was really struggling and even thinking about quitting his job. But there was one young woman who sat at the front of the class every single day and always smiled at him encouragingly and really seemed to enjoy his lectures. Because of her, it made him realize that he might have something of value to offer after all. This happens a lot. Maybe you smiled at someone and said hello and that seems like no big deal to you, but in the case of the lady below, it saved her life. Enjoy this inspiring story.
A lady worked at a meat distribution factory.
One day, when she finished with her work schedule, she went into the meat cold room (freezer) to inspect something.
But in a moment of misfortune, the door closed and she was locked inside with no help in sight.
Most of the workers had already gone, and outside the cold room, it’s impossible to hear what was going on inside.
Five hours later, whilst she was at the verge of dea*th…
The security guard of the factory eventually opened the door.
She was miraculously saved from dying that day.
When she later asked the security guard how he had come to open the door, which wasn’t his usual work routine.
His explanation: “I’ve been working in this factory for 35 years.
Hundreds of workers come in and out every day, but you’re one of the few who greet me in the morning and say goodbye to me every night when leaving after work.
Many treat me as if I’m invisible.
Today, as you reported for work, like all other days,
You greeted me in your simple manner ‘Hello.’
But this evening after working hours. I curiously observed that I had not heard your “Bye, see you tomorrow”
Hence, I decided to check around the factory.
I look forward to your “hi” and “bye” every day because they remind me that I am someone.
By not hearing your farewell today, I knew something had happened.
That’s why I was searching everywhere for you…”