Working at a big box store gives me ample opportunity for people watching. Tonight, there was one man who caught my attention. He was very old, probably in his 80s. Every so often, I'd glance up from my register and I'd see him, coming out of the cosmetics aisle, tottering along, if a 6'+ tall man can be said to totter. He didn't look lost - in fact, I wondered if he was just doing laps around the store, getting some exercise in while it was quiet.
From the other side of the store, from the woman's clothing section, an old woman came along, pushing her cart. She rounded the corner, towards the cosmetics section, just as he was coming out.
And he smiled at her; a face-splitting, ear-to-ear grin as he spotted her. And she smiled back, the same sort of "oh my goodness, it's so lovely to see you" kind of smile. And I watched as they tottered over to my register, him resting his hand on hers as she guided the cart.
And when they came thru my lane, I couldn't help but grin. Truth be told, I got a little teary-eyed over them.