Today I helped two small boys print out pictures of Legos. They were working on separate computers so I bounced back between the two of them. I went back to the older boy, who was at the 'release print job' stage, to find that a 30ish woman had helped him. I realized that, with the exception of patrons from the same family or group, this was the first time I had ever seen one patron help another patron in the library.
Is this as rare as I think it is? Have you ever helped, or been helped by, another library patron? In what situation?