October 31, 2016

A Random Act of Voting Booth Kindness

I witnessed a brief moment of panic while waiting in line to vote last week, but there was a happy and heartwarming ending.

An older woman a few spots ahead of me in line had just checked in when she realized that she forgot to bring her glasses with her. She feared that she would not be able to read the ballot nor would she be able to leave the polling place to get her glasses because she had already signed in.

One of the poll workers stood up, pulled the glasses off her own face and said, “Here, try these.” The woman put on the stranger’s glasses, looked around and said, “These will be perfect.” 

And off she went to vote. 


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