I'm definitely one to jump into a situation to help others. In fact, I probably do it way too often, when it isn't really necessary. Probably because when I imagine needing help or being in trouble, I imagine someone trying to help me. Growing up in America (and in a small, close-knit town) that's just how I was raised. We helped each other out, even when someone would decline the offer, not wanting to burden anyone, they would still do whatever they could to help. When I do go to Japan, this will probably be something I'll have to work on. But if It'd been me who saw that child, I would have approached her without any thought whatsoever and asked her if she needed help with anything.
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