Everyone hurried to board the train as it came to a stop at the Kitchener station.
People rushed towards the edge of the platform and jockeyed for position to get onto the train, even though we all had reserved seats. Other people were glued to their phones—texting, talking, swiping, reading, comparing, and “liking.” Some just stared blankly ahead or up into the sky, perhaps thinking about their never ending to-do lists.
And that’s when I saw Isabelle.
She was carrying a beefy 11-month old baby in one arm, a heavy-looking carseat in the other arm, and a large duffle bag over her shoulder. She walked like a penguin, each tiny step appearing to be a massive struggle. People hurried past her not seeming to notice that she needed help.