One reader of my blog whom I've been corresponding with, and who also happens to be going through something similar to my situation, asked me why I would want to help a stranger.
When I think about it, it's an interesting question. The answer in part, oddly enough, is because I'm an Atheist. As I've said, since I don't believe that some supreme deity is going to intercede on anyones behalf, I think it's our responsibility to take care of one another.
Also, I have often relied on the kindness of strangers. Arguably, the support I get visavis the comments on this blog is an example of that.
Finally, I genuinely like helping people. As I noted in a previous post, I'm a fixer.