TLDR... doing kind things like giving up your seat on train can help you pick up chicks... Do you stand up and offer your seat on public transportation? The elderly, pregnant women, a mom with kids in tow, a person carrying a bunch of bags... Traveling in Eastern Europe this was the norm. Young people “fighting” to offer their seat to someone. I was in Moscow riding their subway and I found this one of my favorite people watching experiences. An elderly woman (late 80’s - 90 years old) looking like a bubushka doll gets on the train. A man and woman in their late twenties early thirties jumping up and down trying to figure out who gets to give up their seat. The dude finally “wins.” The elderly woman, who must have seen a lot in Russia over the last 90 years, starts beaming...”spasiba, spasiba (thank you, thank you...) “ one of the few words in Russian that I know. She continues on and I have no idea what she is actually saying, but I’m translating her body language...”it’s so nice to be treated kindly by wonderful young people. Your parents must be so proud of you. Our future is in good hands. Thank you for your kindness.” Both millenials were blushing and smiling. The old lady stops talking but her smile doesn’t fade. The millenials go back to their phones... moments later, they both look up and catch each other’s eye. Big smiles on both faces. The old lady’s smile beams even brighter. I have no idea how this story ended. I got off the train and that was the last I would ever see of them. My guess is that the two millenials fell in love and lived happily ever after. If not, that’s ok. What’s important is that this small act of kindness had great value to everyone who was a witness. I don’t see this in California very often. Let’s start a trend. Kindness is a very attractive quality.