Saying hello to a stranger

I was walking along the Trocadero, about to take the bus home, when I spotted someone who looked a lot like my doctor. Same little round glasses, same white beard… In short, I was convinced at the time that it was him. So I looked him in the eye and with a big smile, I said “hello”. He replied with a broad smile, a beautiful and sincere hello. Then I realized that it wasn’t my doctor!

Since then, I’ve told myself that every time you want to get in touch with someone, you should say hello in the same way, even if you don’t know the person yet. With a simple, authentic impulse.

It’s the magic of mirror neurons:
you embody an emotion and receive it as a boomerang!

In Claude Lelouche’s film “Itinéraire d’un enfant gâté”, Jean-Paul Belmondo coaches Richard Anconina on how to say “Bonjour” :

“If you say hello well, you’re already halfway there.
“What matters is that you talk to them about them”

And you, what are your anecdotes about making contact that made the difference?