Erin Bennett wants her story to go viral in the hopes that the stranger behind her in line sees exactly what his actions meant to her.
Like so many of us, Bennett was in line at Target when she realized that the total for her purchase was about to go over budget. She had two young children with her and was trying to concentrate on too many things at once. She was taking too much time in the line, but she had to ask the employee to remove three items: a scented candle and makeup. After everything she’d done, he spoke up when she needed the items taken off…
To the man in line behind me…You didn’t know that I always save my stuff for last and usually end up putting it back.
You didn’t know that the two fussy kids I had with me, were only two out of four.
You didn’t know that I have postpartum depression from the youngest babe and that I use scent as a way to boost my mood.
You didn’t know that this week has been full of sick kids, parent teacher conferences, emergency dental visits and I was so looking forward to lighting that candle at nap time and just taking a minute to relax.” She wrote.
The man wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and had no way of knowing anything other than that she was trying her best, not just “as a mom.” She wants him to know that she would be paying his kindness forward and hopes that by sharing her story, that somehow, her thankfulness will get back to him.
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