Northern Hospitality

I went walking today; it was time, particularly as I had been talking about it for a while. What a delight it is to walk and experience life along the way. During my walk I found a gate which I thought could get me to my destination a bit faster. It was locked, but a man walking his dog noticed me and even though he was across the road from me, he stopped and chatted to me. He then went ahead to tell me what street to go, where there was an alley and that would get me to my destination faster. I felt it was so lovely that he stopped and cared for a stranger' Makes me think.....what can I do for a total stranger today?