Brittney Gilbert reports:
Climbing aboard I saw all seats full except for one beside a little girl who was splayed across her seat and the one empty next to her. I opted to stand. That is, until the bus became so full that it was better for all involved if I took the empty seat. So, I did.
That’s when the little girl looked up at me and let out a huge smile. “Hi,” she said.
I said hello back. I smiled down at her but planned to keep listening to the music on my headphones. That’s when she offered me her hot dog.
This sweet girl, all bangs and grins, hot dog bun stuck between each of her tiny teeth, wanted to share her food with me.
I politely declined, but pulled my headphones down around my neck.
“I’m four,” she told me.