Knowing it was going to be a full bus, I reached the bus station an hour early so that I could get a window seat. Being one of the first to arrive, I was able to get the seat I wanted and was happy as it was a 3 hr ride home and looking out of the window helps the journey go faster for me.
As the bus was about to pull away from the station, a couple boarded the bus. However, no seats were available together, disappointed the wife sat next to me and her husband a few rows behind. Hearing her disappointed sigh I remembered how it feels to not be able to sit with the person you’re traveling with. I offered her husband my seat, they gratefully thanked me.
For the rest of the journey I was mildly uncomfortable as I was sitting on an aisle seat and not able to look out. Part of me wondered if I made the right decision. However, this doubt escaped my mind once we reached our destination as the couple profusely thanked me again and informed me how grateful they were to sit together for they had been apart for months and had finally been able to spend time together.
Kindness is always the right decision