Reading Bug ~ Act of Kindness #10

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I came across this Reading Corner at the airport, of all places.

Intrigued, I wanted to inspect the titles and savour this joyful moment of discovering such a corner in an airport. First, however, I wanted to take a photo to prove I wasn’t hallucinating.

But as I lifted my camera, a little poppet galloped towards the shelves, shrieking, “Book! Book!”

I paused. A Reading Corner in a public space with books and a poppet excited by books?

Life had more surprises for me. The father grabbed the poppet. “Meimei, wait. Let the auntie take her photo first.”

It really was too much. I snapped the photo, thanked the father, waved at the poppet and retreated.

Inspecting book titles can wait. Celebrating this little vignette cannot. I am warmed by a father’s kind understanding and gracious patience, and a tiny child’s enthusiasm for books. And by the use of potential retail space for encouraging reading.

There is hope yet.

 

THANKS

4 thoughts on “Reading Bug ~ Act of Kindness #10

  1. Your act of kindness series is a really nice idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Indeed, the use of space is positively surprising. So is the fact that a kid was excited for books instead of just a tablet or a phone. And also the father who was interested in what was going on with his son and was well mannered. What a hopeful start to my morning.

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