~ William Saroyan
There is a scene in the movie Everything Must Go that touched me.
While digging through the stuff of his life, Nicholas comes across a high school annual. An old friend had signed it, calling him a “diamond in the rough.” He decided to pay her a visit, which goes somewhat awkwardly. Until she reminds him why she wrote what she did. One day at a party, some unruly students physically bullied her, and he had come to her aid. After all the years apart, living their own lives, she remembered that one moment.
I do that. Forget that I am a nice person. That I’ve done some good. And that I am loved . . .