Challenge #01566-D105: The Kindness of Strangers

A true pessimist is always pleasantly surprised. So if you're ever disappointed or upset at something, take heart! Some part of you believes in a better world. -- RecklessPrudence

The collapsible booth on Babel Avenue[1] simply had one word on its placard. Cheer. It was written in large, friendly letters and the person inside it bore a beatific expression and watched those passing by without the slightest hint of flagging spirits.

Rael, on his way to the Temple of Feasts[2], could afford as many as five Minutes before his economic situation became worrisome again, but... this piqued his curiosity. He held up a Minute coin and asked, "Do you cheer people up or egg them on?"

"I spread whatever cheer happens to be necessary at the time. You'd be surprised how many people need some cheer."

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