Empathy for our fellow human is a very underrated trait. Yes, we all recognize that caring and showing generosity to other people is a decent thing to do, but ultimately, most of us are so wrapped up in our own lives – our personal issues and fears – that we find it difficult to burden ourselves with other people’s issues.

However, there are some very selfless people out there who have enough compassion in their hearts that even a perfect stranger is able to bring them to tears with their life story.

Stories like these are beautiful because they are rare and because they show us that there are still people out there who care about those other than themselves.

This is a story about two strangers who made a connection which stemmed from a troubling past that they had in common.