Set In Train
It’s good to talk. Just ask Bill and Morris, two strangers who got talking while they were travelling on a train. For not only did the pair get on like a house on fire, they also inspired a fellow traveller to write a note, which she then gave to the two men to thank them for putting a smile on her face. In the letter, charity worker Ms Hannah Thornton wrote: “I didn’t want to interrupt your conversation but I wanted to let you know how heartening it’s been listening to you chatting on the train this morning.” Ms Thornton, who works for Age Better in Sheffield a charity which aims to tackle loneliness and encourage people to be more neighbourly, added: “I had to let them know they had such a positive impact on me…They were sharing their stories and talking about their plans for the day.” Ms Thornton was not the only person to enjoy their conversation, as her online post of the encounter was shared and liked 7,000 and 40,000 times respectively. Ms Thornton’s post read: “This time last week I got the train to my Grandma’s and shared part of my journey with 2 lovely men. They’d never met before but instantly hit it off and laughed like they’d been best friends for years. I scribbled a note to them as I got off the train…and I got a reply!!” It was 63 year old Bill who replied to Ms Thornton saying he had enjoyed chatting to 80 year old Morris who had been travelling to an army reunion in Liverpool. Bill made such an impression on Ms Thornton that he has since been asked to do some work with her charity. See it’s good to talk.