A Teen Encounters An Elderly Woman Trying To Reach The Top Shelf. This Reminder? Strong.

How long had this woman been going through life on her own? With no family or friends to lean on, she was trying to live each day at a time without her better half. She asked a teenager for help reaching the top shelf…and gained something irreplaceable in return.

The other week I was shopping and a little old lady came up to me and asked if I could get some sugar free drinks of the top shelf for her. So I did and she was just talking to me about how her husband used to get the drinks because he was taller and how he carried everything for her. I asked where he was and turns out he passed away a few weeks beforehand of cancer. I offered her my help to get anything else she needed, did the rest of the shop with her and carried it out to the car.

Gave her my number and told her if she needed anything else just to give me a buzz. Now I go over to her house once a week and just help with odd jobs. Her family lives out of state and she’s glad for the help.

Kindness. One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.

One day changed her life for the better, if at least by a little. And that is one of the important points to this teen’s story. You never know when someone needs help…and you never know when you may be the one who needs it. Be kind.


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