The only way to know if he felt sorry for you is to initiate a conversation.
Brad, this is Melissa - we met the other day. Just wanted to thank you for listening to me and to see how ur doing today.
If he responds back, then continue the conversation without mentioning how you feel you dumped all over him.
In the future, when striking up a conversation with someone you don't know, practice discretion. It's one thing to vent when you're upset - but if the other person doesn't know you, this venting may seem like a whole lot of drama.