The flush on her cheeks was a sure sign of embarrassment, and for a moment, he felt bad that he had wounded her pride. In today's world, you could never tell when a friendly offer would be appreciated for its kindness or hated for its "propagation of the male superiority model." Thankfully, the woman accepted instead of berating him. His smile grew slightly as he nodded, still holding the door while he reached out to slip a few of the bags off her nearest arm.
"It's not a problem," he said nonchalantly, hefting the bags in one hand while he held the door, gesturing with a shoulder for her to head inside. "It's hard sometimes, without a car or a working elevator." His smile was almost wry for a moment. "And I'm always happy to lend a hand to my new neighbors."