I need a scenario like this to happen so I can remember my own humanity:

Someone: (pointing to a gloomy, elderly woman in a wheelchair) “This is my grandmother Esther . . . she hasn’t spoken a single word in over ten years.”

Me: (falling to one knee) “Hi Esther. I’m Ryan. I’m sorry that I crashed my motorcycle into the side of your house.”

Esther: (looking deeply into my eyes) “You star boy. Star boy still got the light in ‘im.”

Someone: “Grandma?!”

Me: “Dude hell yeah.”