When Brock first started kindergarten, he would have panic attacks and tantrums every morning. His mother would join him for 10-20 minutes each day at the start of class in order to calm him down, and then return for lunchtime. When Brock got home each day, he would break down in tears. This was a situation that was draining for both Brock and his mother, and while it seemed like there was no escape or solution, one teacher was all it took to make a difference. Like research says, it only takes one to make a world of difference.
Each day, Brock would walk into the teacher’s classroom to give him a high-five and say hi. While the he wasn’t Brock’s teacher, that small event each morning before walking to his classroom was all it took to make Brock excited day after day. As time went by, Brock started to walk himself to class, and even take the bus. This teacher’s small act of kindness was all it took to make a positive, lasting impact on Brock.
So go ahead, high five a stranger. Just say hi; you never know what could happen.