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Q: What was the most emotional moment of your life?
Answered by Anonymous
About four years ago, on a summer evening, I was doing some laps at the pool at my apartment complex. I was taking a short 5 min break, when I noticed a 3-3 1/2 year old girl standing on the other side of the pool fence holding onto the railing and looking at me intently. Her mother was standing nearby but talking to someone else facing the other side.
She looked like an enthusiastic and cute little kid, so I said "hello how are you ?". She replied "Good".
Sometimes when I'm in the pool, I go under water and try to hold my breath for may be 20 secs and come up. I did that once and came back up and she was still looking at me, smiling. I asked her "Whats your name?". She said "Shreya. What is your name?". I replied "I'm Sam". I went under water again and came back up and she was laughing loudly. I looked at her and she told me "You are so funny Sam". And then it clicked to me, me going in and out of the water made her think, I was entertaining her. Anyway, I did a couple more of those just to amuse her and then her mother was done with her chit-chat and they started walking towards their apartment which happened to be one of the units facing the pool. I just waved her good-bye.
Over the next 2-3 months, I was going to the pool at least 3-4 days a week. Occasionally, I'd see her playing in the patio of her house or getting ready to go to the park nearby with her mom. If she was on her way (with her mom), to the park or something, she'd tell her mom, "Mommy wait. I'll talk to Sam and then come" and then standing on the other side of the pool fence, she d say things like "Sam, I had this cake today. Im going to the park with mom now. I'll talk to you later" and be on her way. Sometimes she d scream from her patio.
The usual conversations were something like this
Her: "Sam. Daddy got me a purple laptop".
Me: "Hey thats cool. I'm going to get a pink laptop for myself"
Her: "Im going to dance classes from tomorrow"
Me : "Wow. can you teach me to dance? I'll teach you swimming"
Her: " But I know swimming"
things like that. All this while, I had never been physically near her. The closest chat we have had would have been at a distance of 15 feet, mostly because I was in the pool.
One day, after finishing my laps, I took a shower and wanted to check the mailbox before going home. The little girl and her mom came to the mailbox area from the park at the exact same time. She was looking somewhere else and talking some random stuff to her mom. Her mom saw me, smiled at me and said to her daughter,"Look, who is here!!". The little girl was literally shocked to see me so close (may be 5ft), she froze with her mouth open for a couple seconds. And then she came running towards me and tightly hugged my right leg. She was so small, her head was at my knee. I gently patted her on the back and rubbed her hair.
And then she looked up at me (stilling hugging my legs) and said
"Sam, I like you very much."
The most innocent and sincere "I like you" I have ever heard. It was overwhelming. I didn't show it out, but it was a deeply emotional moment for me.