A Why-I-Love-Israel Moment at the Interior Ministry
Yesterday my friend, Chaya, went to get a passport for her newborn baby at Israel’s Ministry of the Interior.
And that was how she witnessed this “Why-I-Love-Israel” moment.
The person ahead of Chaya in line was an elderly woman. When the clerk asked for the photos accompanying her application, the elderly woman realized she didn’t have any.
“No problem, Geveret, there is a store that takes passport photos right next door.”
But the elderly woman became flustered, she felt too shaky to take the elevator down 3 floors and get to the store on her own, and she started calling her children to find out if one of them could come to help her get to the photo store.
At which point the clerk got up from her chair, stepped out from behind her desk, and reached out to take the elderly woman’s arm, “Don’t worry, Geveret, I will go with you.”