We read about a lot of people who do random acts of kindness in their communities. One of the most common is purchasing someone else’s groceries when they don’t have enough at the register. It’s a simple way of caring for others that usually doesn’t “break the bank.” $8 may not seem like a lot, but when you don’t have it, it can be a huge obstacle. This is where one man found himself…but what he did in return is unbelievable!
We often forget the little things in life that mean the most.
When I noticed a gentleman had forgotten his wallet at ALDI USA, I paid for his groceries. It was just fruit – it didn’t cost more than $8.
I was really shocked to learn that this same gentleman later donated $10,000 to Piedmont’s foundation in my honor. I just happened to be wearing this Piedmont Cancer shirt when I met him. Working in cancer care, you are reminded that people are dealing with way bigger issues.
I paid for the groceries in the hopes that someone would do the same thing for my loved ones if they were ever in a similar situation. What are the chances…of all the people I could have helped, that this would be how the favor was returned?
One person really can make a difference.”
Who would have thought?! He had forgotten his wallet. He didn’t need those $8, but it was very inconvenient to get through the register and find that he couldn’t purchase his fruit. She had no idea that he was wealthy – she just saw a man who was in need and helped him. This story is so amazing! Think of all the people he has now helped thanks to her one act of kindness!
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