My friend Laura recently moved to Austin, but last night, she was in town, so a few of us decided to get together for dinner so we could catch up. I brought my camera along, figuring that I would capture a few photographs of the camaraderie for my Love Thursday post.
As I suspected, the evening was lovely -- we sat outside in the cool evening, and it was so good to have an amazing meal (one of the best vegetarian meals I've ever had, actually) with some great friends. We were there for about 4 hours and the time just flew.
But as it turns out, that wasn't the reason why the evening ended up being perfect for a Love Thursday post.
The part of the evening that inspired this post was when the waitress approached us and told us that our meal had been taken care of. Apparently, there's a patron of the restaurant who is a regular, and for reasons that we cannot fathom, he decided to pay for our meal before he left. We have no idea who he is, or why he did such a kind thing.
But, unsurprisingly, he made our night.
Happy Love Thursday, everyone. Here's hoping someone ... maybe even a total stranger ... surprises you with a kindness today.