Over the past 34 years, I have been witness to 2 acts of kindness. The first was a few years back. I was picking up some cleaning supplies at the Dollar General store and was in line behind a woman in her late 20’s, early 30’s. There was an elderly lady in line in front of her. Her items had been rung up, and she was digging through her change purse trying to find her remaining balance. She informed the cashier that she was going to have to put some of her items back, as she didn’t have enough to cover the bill. The younger lady (in front of me) told the cashier not to worry about it, and to ring her items onto the ticket, as she was going to pay for the elderly lady’s things. The little old lady was flabbergasted. She just could not do that. The younger lady said that she wasn’t going to dispute this, and that she had it covered. It brought tears to my eyes! The elderly lady was so appreciative. She hugged the girl and continued expressing, “God Bless You” as she left the store.
The second act of kindness that I witnessed was very similar in nature. This time it involved a gentleman in his mid-40’s and an elderly woman trying to purchase toilet paper and items for a meager dinner. He had the cashier ring her items into his total.
Two kind souls in 34 years. That’s awful! What has happened to human compassion and decency? Are we so wrapped up in ourselves that we can’t follow the Golden Rule? I do what I can, when I can, to help others in their time of need. I even help others when I can’t even help myself.
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What do you do to help others?