my coworker (he's young, just turned 16) and i have been struggling under the pressure of work lately
and he's always reminded me of my little brother who's fighting cancer
and today we were working all day together
and i hadn't planned to stay past closing, but i ended up doing so anyways
and he left a little bit before me
but i saw him outside in the cold
and i asked why he was there
and when he said that he was worried his dad wouldn't give him a ride, i offered him one
and tbh it's these good things you get to experience about growing up-- like helping people out because you're more responsible-- that make you rethink all the negative thoughts in ur day.
like i've only ever been shown kind gestures like being offered a ride from a friend
to actually offer is really nice
and it actually helped with the crippling guilt i've been experiencing.
and life feels a little brighter rn cuz i got to help him out