She took her hands to eyes and tried to swipe them off water trickling down. Some issue I guess made her lose control and cry. The neighboring lady immediately came outside and tried to console her. This lady was sobbing, so as not to attract the passing by people’s attention. The neighboring lady sensed her exposure to road and tried to cover her by standing in front of her. So that people don’t see her wet eyes.
I guess that’s what neighbors are for, to assist you in your good and bad times, to make your sufferings much bearable. In today’s world when we don’t know who our neighbors are this act by that lady moved me. Being in outskirts of Bangalore and it being kind of village only, this act was not utterly surprising but nevertheless it made me happy. Happy to see humanity still alive.