Brockley pays it forward

Jeremy: Mark! You've got to toughen up. This is the 21st century. You've seen Mad Max haven't you. That's what's going to happen!

Mark: Mad Max is not necessarily going to happen

Jeremy: Oh sure mate. You live in your Hitchikers' Guide world where you wander around in your dressing gown and have a nice cup of tea.

While the rest of the world contemplates its imminent doom, BC regular Fabhat has noticed that recession has brought out the kinder, gentler side of Brockley's personality. As well as detecting a more positive tone on among the comments on this site [her email pre-dated the return of Fred Vest to these pages], she's experienced the rebirth of chivalry on the streets:

"I've got a new work toy - a trolley to carry my very heavy work portfolios on which is brilliant on the flat, but somewhat challenging to get up and down stairs. In the last two weeks, not once, not twice but almost every time I've been struggling, people at Brockley and St Johns station have been kind and helpful and lifted the trolley or generally been nice about it rather than grumpy about me being slow.

"Anyway - just wondered if there is a new dawn of old-fashioned kindness and so forth now that everyone has no money - and if anyone else had noticed it."

We've never believed that kindness was an old-fashioned value, but we're always happy to relay news of good things happening to good people.

Are there any acts of kindness you want to report?