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We Just Need to Be Kind to Eachother

By Fitvsfiction @fit_vs_fiction

Amazing moment I just experienced:

I was feeling a little down this morning. Between the horrors in Boston and tragedy in Texas and the usual mom type of worries, I was feeling emotional and overwhelmed. I had a lot to do today and debated whether or not to stop at the post office to pick up some envelopes for some books that needed to be mailed, or to just go straight home. At the last second, I decided to get what I needed.

I stopped into the post office to get some large envelopes and there was an older gentleman in front of me trying to figure out which envelopes he needed. After a few minutes he chose a package of them and handed it to the young fella at the counter. Then he reached into his pocket and said, “UH OH, I’m in trouble now. I forgot my wallet.”

I looked at him and said, “It’s ok. I’ll get them for you.”

Stunned silence

He looked completely surprised and confused and said, “I can’t let you do that.”

I said, “It’s no big deal. Really.”

It’s hard for me to explain reaction. He just seemed so incredibly moved by this simple gesture.

He just stared at me, started to cry and then said very quietly, ” but why?” I said, (through my own tears) “With all of the bad going on right now, we all need to remember the Good. We need to be kind to eachother.”

He kept saying, “I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe it.”

He asked if he could have my address so he could send me the money for it later. I told him that he could repay me by paying it forward and doing something nice for someone else today.

He told me that he was from Florida and was visiting relatives in Ontario and told me that if I ever got to Florida, I needed to call him so he could pick me up at the airport and get me whatever I needed.

I told him that was very sweet, but all he needed to do for me was to reach out to someone else today, even something simple like opening the door for a stranger.

He took my hand, kissed it and said, “God bless you.”

He/She just did.

The best $4 I ever spent.


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