Get ready for Twelve Days of Nice Strangers this holiday season, to celebrate the gift of meeting people in our shared public spaces known as streets. I’ll feature the stories and photos of some of my favorite chance meetings while traveling at the speed of bike. Here’s Nice Stranger #1 as a sneak preview. This is Larry. He hangs out around South Broad Street, an imperiled artist enclave in Downtown Atlanta. He is pointing up at a mural that showcases the names of locals right in its very design. His name and that of his brother are both up there, and he was very proud of that when I stopped to talk with him. I never ride my bike past this mural anymore without thinking of Larry.