An-act-of-kindness: This Twitter thread on unlikely friendship will move you
During these times, when the go-to emotion is anger and an expression of annoyance is forever plastered on faces, a viral thread will compel you to think about your actions. Posted by Thomas McFall on April 9, the thread has got over 1,24,000 retweets and 'favorited' 2,29,000 times. What's so special about it, you ask? It's a story of rare kindness and unlikely friendship.
McFall sits on the front seat during his management class, he says, next to someone who barely speaks English. Every day after McFall is seated, his partner would frantically clear the former's desk. It would be stacked with the partner's stuff, annoying McFall every single day. Before the lecture started, the partner would ask Mcfall about his well-being, give a high-five and start studying.
Expressing his displeasure, McFall wrote, "I am thinking why are you always stacking your shit here? And the last thing I want to do is give a guy who barely speaks my language high fives at 8 in the morning."
On April 9, a phone call made McFall late for class. Another student tried taking his seat. His partner intervened and said, "I'm sorry. My good friend Thomas sits here." It was then McFall realized that this person used to put his things on his seat to save it. He later told him that not every American was as nice to him as McFall.
Revealing more about his partner, McFall wrote he belonged to the Middle-East and came to the US for education. The man, who has two kids and wife, worked full-time and sent all his money home. The man plans to go back after education, obviously!
Hey guys, I know I usually just post shitty jokes on my Twitter but bear with me because I wanted to share something.— Thomas McFall (@thomas___mcfall) April 9, 2018
So in one of my Management classes I sit in the same seat in the front every day. Every single day I sit there.
Now, I also sit next to some foreign guy that