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Laura Jenson

Myrtle Beach, USA

 

No Words Necessary

quote-openAlthough the woman spoke no English, and Laura no Chinese, it didn’t matter! They talked with their eyes, body language and communicated through smiles, nods and laughter.quote-close

Laura was on a quick trip to the drug store when she witnessed magic that needed no words! She was in line at the checkout behind four Asian Tourists. There was an elderly woman who stood behind the rest of them.

She turned towards Laura and looked at her, they both and smiled at each other. Then the woman looked down and slipped one foot out of her shoe, picked the shoe up and knocked it upside down. Sand came pouring out, A LOT OF SAND! They looked at the sand and then at each other and both laughed!

Although the woman spoke no English and Laura, no Chinese, it didn’t matter! They talked with their eyes, body language and communicated through smiles, nods and laughter. Laura then leaned over with her arms spread to hug the woman,who wrapped her small frame and arms around Laura in a massive embrace.

While leaving she turned to Laura with a huge smile, a sparkle in her eye and bowed as a part of her custom, and Laura bowed to her in return. She turned one more time to smile and nod and waved to Laura as she went out the door.

This brief, sweet encounter reminded Laura that love and kindness are all over the world, and no words were necessary to show it!

– Edited by Soumya John

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