I think this is excellent and something almost everyone of us needs to be reminded of. There are a very few people who stand out in my mind as truly exceptional LOVING listeners in the spirit of Philippians 2:1-4 and Romans 12:10 (and, sadly, yours truly is not consistently one of them!).
It's funny though, that I was just talking about this in one of my most recent posts (November 29: "A rabbi stops in at a tavern . . .)!