We were wandering about all alone in a new city when we bumped into a stranger who turned into a friend.
It all started with Sid talking to a random stranger as I stepped out of our hotel in Vietnam. The gregarious old wrinkly man, in a brown tweed jacket, asked us where we are headed. On showing him the address written on a piece of paper, he made a handful of calls, got directions, and showed us the way! If only we knew that this little encounter would be a total game changer!
Later that night, we overheard someone saying, 'Hello, how was you day?', as Sid and I walked the noisy Bui Ven Street! We turned back, and as fate would have it, we saw the same old man, in a florescent green vest, waving at us! We couldn't help, but walk towards him with each endearing smile he sent our way. I am Bob, he said, in a gravelly voice! Can I buy you two a drink? We, of course, couldn't say no his kind offer, and above all, his ubiquitous smile!