paying it forward
as i entered the subway station i heard the train rolling up. the girl in front of me at the turnstile ran through and started sprinting towards the stairs. i was about ten paces behind her. the doors started to shut on her as she entered the train. they opened up again to let her in and immediately started to close. "fuck! i'm going to miss this train," i thought.
but then i a young guy (late-teens, i'd say) sees me and sticks his forearm between the doors, effectively holding the whole train for me. the doors open once again and i slide through, thanking him profusely. this kid looked a bit like a punk, a hoodlum perhaps. but today, he was my knight in shining armor.
so now i feel like i need to pay this good deed forward and do some nice things for people today. any suggestions?