Hear today’s warm and fuzzy here! WF 062813 Human Kindness
A man and a young teenage boy checked in to a hotel and were shown to their room. The two
receptionists noted the quiet manner of the guests, and the pale appearance of the boy. Later the
man and boy ate dinner in the hotel restaurant. The staff again noticed that the two guests were
very quiet, and that the boy seemed disinterested in his food. After eating, the boy went to his
room and the man went to reception and asked to see the manager. The receptionist initially
asked if there was a problem with the service or the room, and offered to fix things, but the man
said that there was no problem of that sort, and repeated his request. The manager was called
and duly appeared. The man asked to speak privately and was taken into the manager’s office.
The man explained that he was spending the night in the hotel with his fourteen-year-old
son, who was seriously ill, probably terminally so. The boy was very soon to undergo therapy, which
would cause him to lose his hair. They had come to the hotel to have a break together, and also
because the boy planned to shave his head, that night, rather than feel that the illness was
beating him. The father said that he would be shaving his own head too, in support of his son. He
asked that staff be respectful when the two of them came to breakfast with their shaved heads.
The manager assured the father that he would inform all staff and that they would behave
The following morning the father and son entered the restaurant for breakfast.
There they saw four male staff attending to their duties, perfectly normal, all with shaved heads.