Oh, and I also just wanted to relate another story about how we become angels ourselves in others' time of need. Looking back (was an atheist/rationalist at the time!) I really feel this was devine:
Walked into a restaurant and overheard a waitress pleading with her boss for a small advance - $64 - so she wouldn't be dropped from classes at the local college. Boss said he couldn't do it and she was in tears.
We go to a table in a far corner and she's our waitress - she never lets on how sad she is and is great with us. At the time, I was also a college student paying my own way, and I worked in service, getting tips - tho in a much more high-tipping job. Just got off work, in fact. So when we get the bill, I go into my wallet to pay her - from that night's tips. Well, I forget what the bill came to, but after paying I had - you guessed it - $64 left.
So I left it on the table. I almost hesitated, since this was the money I lived on. But I didn't need to worry. That month I got the most tips of my life - making, quite interestingly, $640 that week just in tips. And, I don't think she ever knew I overheard her conversation - meaning that a stranger just randomly left her the money she needed!
Occasionally I wonder what the young mother thinks about being swept up in a cab that cold night with her little babe. I wonder what your waitress is doing now...I'm sure she finished college and is doing some important work.