Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

4 people think this is good

The Last Time a Stranger Helped Me...

Hank Knaack

At this weekend's Cyclovia in Tucson, I stumbled upon a project that lined the event's route. Curated by a local named Mariah, chalkboards were set up to engage participants with "phrases that ponder our definition of 'strangers' and collective definitions of our community." One that struck me was "The Last Time a Stranger Helped Me..."; I enjoyed seeing my city's responses and am curious about what a larger community might have to say...

Launch Slideshow

Continue to



  1. {{}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.


Posting comment...

    • Hank Knaack

      That's awesome! Did you contribute? One of the most memorable stories when talking with some of the cyclists, was a woman who had been in a car accident and a by stander had helped her child from the car before the ambulance was able to arrive! And they had remained close friends.

      • Lindsey Smith

        Unfortunately, I am off campus this semester :( I would have wrote, "Before I die, I want to travel around the world." What a moving story!