Childhood encounter with an old man

Describe a random encounter with a stranger that stuck out positively to you.

This incident happened during my childhood when I was in my early teens.I was on a visit to my ancestral home one weekend when I happened to meet an old man at the bus stop. He was already agile and in rags. He had a jute bag hung on his shoulders. When I was randomly watching, he picked up a torn piece of old newspapper that was lying on the roadside and started reading it. I was awestruck at this ridiculous act. Seeing my rather surprised face, he started smiling. He told me we should always try to gather information no matter what the source may be. That incident shook me and really brought a change in my reading habits.

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