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So, my faith in humanity was restored last night while working my part-time job at a local Bed, Bath & Beyond.
I was in the process of ringing out a female customer who had a rough time of it recently in their life. She had been in the night before and was back again to determine what she could afford to purchase. She was trying to buy comforters for herself and her two young sons.
She had decided to purchase what she could afford last evening which was one comforter. She counted out all of the cash she had and then used her debit card to make the rest of the purchase.
A gentlemen, waiting to make his purchase, watched quietly and motioned to me as I was bagging up the comforter for the woman. He told me he wanted to buy everything else for her. I asked him if he was sure. He nodded.
I quickly and quietly rang out the rest of the purchases while I asked the female customer to wait a moment. The total came to over $200. The man provided me with his credit card without blinking. He signed and off he went.
I then told the female customer that all of the items were hers and she was checked out and ready to go. She stared at me with complete shock on her face. The the tears started. I started crying also.
In ten years of working this particular part-time job, I have NEVER witnessed such compassion and selflessness. There are good, no great, people in this world. And they do not receive the credit they should.
Thank you to this anonymous patron for: bringing a bit of joy and relief into that female customer’s life AND for restoring my faith in humanity.
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: jude11
The world would be so alien, yet so close to paradise, if the act of giving was as common, nay more so, than what the act of taking currently is.
It appears to be completely illogical to do so (because we have been conditioned to think that way) but the act of giving (without expecting anything in return) provides the human soul with such a "buzz" that I am surprised more people (at least that those that have the ability to do so) do not do it.
imo, it is instances such as this that allow me to reflect on the nature of "God" - and whether s/he be myth or measurable.
greencmp, the more I read the more I like - 12 words very well said.
originally posted by: SgtHamsandwich
I enjoy these acts of kindness as I have done similar purchases for people I knew needed, but struggled to afford basic amenities like this.
However, in the state of our current world, when I read your title I expected something WAY different and much more horrifying. Glad it turned out to be a positive.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: jude11
its a nice story, and i am certain similar things happen from time to time and place to place.
But being a little too much like Ron Swanson myself, I have to point out that Bed, Bath, and Beyond is a poor venue to select when you are a broke parent being forced to make a purchase out of necessity. In fact, I would bet that had a woman such as herself walked out of that Bed, Bath, and Beyond and looked in the general vicinity, she would have found a Ross's nearby. Where that expensive blanket at Bed Bath and Beyond, from last years line of blankets, would be marked down by 70% or more.
a reply to: NthOther
Why is she shopping at that place if she doesn't have any money?