Synonyms of 'cross someone's path'
Did you encounter anyone on your walk?
If you meet someone, you happen to be in the same place as them and start talking to them. You may know the other person, but be surprised to see them, or you may not know them at all.
He's the kindest person I've ever met.
Thesaurus for cross someone's path from the Collins English Thesaurus
to meet or thwart someone