Some of the toughest situations you can deal with are the ones where it seems like nobody cares about you. When we're made to feel vulnerable, a kind response from a stranger can make a surprising difference.
It's not even like we're expecting them to have the solution to all of our problems. Just the fact that they cared enough to stand with us through something hard means something to us.
So that makes it all the more unfortunate when one Canadian woman experienced only rejection in this exact kind of moment.