Things People Do That Immediately Endear Them To Me

  1. Sending handwritten thank-you notes and letters
  2. Still surprising their partner with flowers after decades of being together
  3. Engaging with children and asking them questions, then really listening to their answers
  4. Clearing the table or picking up other people's litter without being asked, just because it's the courteous thing to do
  5. Calling people "Sir" and "Ma'am"
  6. Having a sweet and/or embarrassing nickname for their parents or grandparents (and vice versa)
    "Mee maw" is still my all-time favorite nickname for a grandmother that I've heard. In my own family, my mom calls me "Jiggy Baba" and no one remembers what it means or how it started.