Life can be lonely when you are a musician on the road. Who would have thought a simple sticker would have created a memory that has lasted a lifetime? Reddit user thegreatzilbinj tells of a time when a simple hug said so much.
“I used to be a touring musician, and I remember one day about 11 or 12 years ago I had stopped for fuel. Now, one of my guitar cases was covered in stickers with one of them saying ‘Hug a Musician, They Never Get To Dance.’ These were visible through the side window of my car. An older retired couple pulled into the service station in a big Winnebago, and while the husband was filling up, the wife spotted the sticker.
She jumped out of the winnebago, ran across the service station, gave me a hug then just went back and hopped back in the van. I never got her name and I didn’t give her mine but I hope she remembered me. It was honestly one of the nicest things to have ever happened to me on the road.”