BLT went to the store for lunch, and before he went he asked me if there was anything I wanted. My reply was the standard, "just a Diet Coke please".
BLT took his car and went to the market and got his lunch. When he got home he said it was pouring outside and the roads were very slick and dangerous.
After about half an hour I asked about my soda. He looks horrified. He had forgotten.
I told him it wasn't a big deal. I put it out of my mind.
10 minutes later he comes over to my work station SOAKING wet, teeth chattering. He had run, physically run, the 3 blocks and back in the pouring rain to get me a Diet Coke from the little market down the road from our office.
It was dangerous to drive, so he ran to the store for me. When I asked him why he would do such a thing all he said was, "you ask very little from anyone but you go out of your way for everyone."
That may be the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me.