Last week, we asked readers for their best stories of strangers saving the day, and several (including a couple of CityLab's own) wrote in to contribute. Especially great were the tales that evoked an appreciation for not only the kindness of strangers, but for your cities at large. Below are some of our favorite random acts of urban kindness from 2014, to carry into the new year.
While I was walking down Lexington Avenue on a busy, crowded afternoon, I crossed paths with a lovely woman who was pushing her baby in a stroller. She seemed hurried, like most people in New York. But in the midst of all the chaos she stopped her stroller, looked me in the eye and smiled, and motioned to me that I needed to button my shirt. Sure enough, my shirt was unbuttoned and my undergarments were in plain view for all to see.