What started as a normal nightmarish morning commute through Luxembourg City turned into the beginning of an unbreakable lifelong bond between two strangers.
Architect Martin Poric, 55, was running late on Friday morning, heading into Luxembourg City for an important meeting, when he decided to use the bus lane.
However, his sneakiness did not pay off as he was soon obliged to rejoin the car lane.
“Looking at the line of stern-faced drivers glaring at me with my designer glasses and expensive car, their judgment as severe as Minos sentencing the damned in Dante’s Inferno, I knew there was no chance anyone would let me in,” he said. “Ever. I would die there, alone, in that bus lane.”
However, that is when driver Jose Carosso, 25, who admits using the bus lane himself on occasion, saw Poric not as an impatient, cheating asshole in a Porsche, but as a fellow man in need.
Carosso slowed down, flashed his headlights, and waved to let the other pass in front of him.
Witnesses say that while Poric did not cry, his eyes got wet as he banged his first against his chest once, twice, three times, as if to say, brother, I will never forget this.
Amazingly, not more than 500 meters down the road, Poric was able to return the favor, slowing down to let Carosso go in front of him in the turning lane.
Carosso now tapped his first against his chest. Thus, a lifelong bond was forged, one that experts say will last the ages.
Although the two men have not again met in person, that has not changed their feelings for one another.
“I will be godfather to his firstborn,” Poric promised later that morning as he looked into the sky.
“I will take a bullet for that man, or, should I fail, I will avenge his death, adopt his children, and sculpt a marble statue of him and put it in our garden so that I may explain to friends and family how deep the river of brotherly love flows,” Carosso said that night in bed to his confused girlfriend.