Spontaneous joy ride: Covering a stranger’s library fine

Libraries are magical places, and I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember. I wasn’t planning on executing a “joy ride” tonight, but sometimes, it’s critical to seize the moment. While waiting to check-out some materials, I overheard some conversation about overdue library fines, and when the mother walked away from the counter, I swiftly asked if I could cover the costs. I’ll likely never meet her, but I hope the gesture is meaningful.