Croatian storks and the London tube

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Hi all,

I want to share a nice little bird-related experience I had a couple of months back.

It was one of those miserable London mornings – rain, and then squeezed into the tube with millions of others at 8.30 AM. I strategically managed to get a seat after a few stops and found myself sitting next to an older Indian gentlemen. He was reading the Metro, and I’m one of those annoying people who will peak over and try and “read” with someone else if I don’t have a newspaper of my own. He was gracious enough to ignore me, and we ended up reading this wonderful little article:

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/819789-croatian-storks-rodan-and-malena-reunited-after-8-000-mile-winter-flight

What a great story! Suddenly, the gentlemen looked up and smiled at me, and just said: “I wish we humans were more like this.” And with that, the unthinkable happened…I had a lovely conversation with a complete stranger during rush hour in the London tube. Those of you who also live and work here know that that’s close to a miracle!

Well, it put me in a good mood for the rest of the day, and I’m now trying to be nicer to strangers around me. And all because of Rodan and Malena, whose story I will probably always remember!

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15 May, 2010
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jane said:

What a wonderful and heart warming story,which I suspect will also stay with me forever.some things you just never forget. The London rush hour human story pretty remarkable too !

15 May, 2010
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dawn said:

Hi Memphis, it just goes to show we have something in common with people in the most unlikely circumstances.

15 May, 2010
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janette said:

What a lovely story ,Memphis....

16 May, 2010
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geecee said:

Two heart-warming stories! Very touching to read about the storks and to hear about your kind travelling companion :)

22 May, 2010
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sixpence said:

Yes lovely story, how some could teach us a thing or two, makes you wonder who has the inteligence.

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