In a mocking way a man stood up and said to Jesus "what must I to inherit eternal life, humph? Jesus replied calmly and told the man to love God with all his heart, as well as himself and his neighbors (others). Wanting to prove himself he said abruptly "and who might be my neighbor?".
Jesus explained to the ignorant man- The man who is travelling to Jericho and was attacked by thieves, who then left him bleeding and in pain with no one in sight to help him.
Finally, after being left there in the pouring rain not being able to move for more than several hours. Off in the distance he could see someone but, when the person saw him lying on the ground he simply walked around the man.
After another person had passed the troubled man, and left him scared for his life thankfully, a Samaritan on his way approached the man and was in disgrace of what he had come across. He cared for the man still in shock and proceeded to wrap his cuts and painful bruises.
Then, the Samaritan brought the man to an Inn and made a deal with the keeper to let him stay until he was better; the next day the Samaritan came back payed the inn keeper two silver coins and also offered to pay whatever other payments that are to come.
Jesus asked the lawyer, "which of the men do you think was a neighbor to the man who was in trouble?", the lawyer understood and replied "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to the man "Go and do likewise."