I'm just gonna come out and say it here: The end of pregnancy. Not the most fun of times. You're huge. You're tired. And finding a comfortable sleeping position is pretty much impossible. So any nice, thoughtful thing someone may do for you during that time is a god send -- especially when it comes from a stranger. And especially when it's in the form of free food. Some extremely kind soul who works at a Red Robin did just this recently. He or she (identity still remains under wraps) comped a very pregnant woman's meal, citing a "manager's promo", writing on the receipt: "MOM 2 BEE GOOD LUC!" How touched would you be if you were on the receiving end of such a sweet act if you were thisclose to giving birth? It isn't every day this kind of thing happens.
For all intents and purposes, people are nice to pregnant women -- especially other moms. But when it comes down to it, the world doesn't stop when you're with-child, and people (read: strangers) don't always go out of their way to be extra kind to pregnant women. (I mean, seriously, how many free meals did you get during your pregnancy?)
I remember being so happy when people would give up their seats for me on the subway during my third trimester -- because guess what? In New York that doesn't happen very often! (I'm looking at you, dude who pretended to be asleep when I looked your way!) And the one time a woman let me cut her while in line for the bathroom, I was eternally grateful, because I really had to pee.
This manager didn't have to do this for this woman. And it won't change her life. But it's incredibly kind and thoughtful that they did. And it probably made any discomfort she was feeling go away -- even if just for a little while.
What was the nicest thing someone did for you while you were pregnant?