When I was waiting in line at the store with my Mom, a little girl pointed at me and whispered to her mom, “What are those scars from on her? And why doesn’t she have as much hair as I do? What’s that thing on her head?”
The mom turned to her and said “Sophie, that girl is probably one of the strongest people you will meet. She has a disease and to cure it she has to take a form of medicine that makes her hair fall out. She’s no different than me, or you. She’s probably been through much more than she deserves. And..”
The little girl stopped her from talking and ran over to me.
She handed me a chocolate bar and said “I’m sorry you had to go through this.”
She took off my bandana and she said “Walk around like that. You’re much prettier.” Then she smiled and hugged me. I hugged her back with tears in my eyes and thanked her.
Then she walked away…
I can’t stop crying. There are still good people in the world.