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“To the man in line behind me at the Gainesville Target, who saw that after hitt

"To the man in line behind me at the Gainesville Target, who saw that after hitt

“To the man in line behind me at the Gainesville Target, who saw that after hitting my grocery budget limit I decided to put back my Pumpkin Spice candle and the makeup I had picked out,
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.
Even without knowing that, you saw me. You saw me as a human, not just the mom in front of you that was distracted and going way too slow. You heard me say that I’d like to put those items back and you said you were getting them. You didn’t take no for an answer. You told me I deserved it when I started to tear up.
You Sir, are the good in the world. You made my day, probably my week, and I WILL pay it forward. Thank you so much for your kind heart and words.”

Credit: Erin Bennett

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Lisa Yolen

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Made my day, too! Even if it hit me in the feels! Love these stories of kindness amongst all the negativity! Enjoy your candle and make-up!! You deserve it!!!

  2. Tiara Dsouza

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful stories of generosity and kindness because I totally believe in random acts of kindness and practice them when I can.

  3. Diane Belter

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    My goal every day is to do a random act of kindness. It boosts my endorphins and takes away some of my physical pain.

  4. Tiffany Hepburn

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Thank you for sharing! What a beautiful story of compassion & helpfulness! The world becomes a better place when people act on this opportunity when presented to them! Thank -you & God Bless! I totally believe in Random acts of kindness & do them when I can!

  5. Patty Hildreth

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    thanks for sharing this Angel encounter at Target 😇 there are still compassionate people in the world; please continue sharing these stories !!
    God bless you and your family ❤❤

  6. Nicole Thompson

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Someone recently did this for me and of course I plan to pay it forward when I can. I love to read these beautiful stories.

  7. Sophia Adams

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    What a wonderful encounter with someone who sees the other. God bless you both.

  8. Tammy Mcintosh

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I love when we show our generosity as humans. There is still good in the world !

  9. Christy P Curley

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    There are good people in this world! Bravo to you Sir for bringing a smile to a stressed Mama!

  10. Linda Christoffersen

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Such a Blessing…enjoy every minute. Also thank you sir for your kindness☺☺☺☺

  11. Evie Nichols

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    We can all make a difference in someones life..for the better. Watch for opportu.

  12. Renee Korte

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    There are a lot of wonderful people in the world

  13. Teresa Carroll

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Thank the lord for kind people

  14. Sheila Baldwin

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    There are good people in this world you just don’t always get to meet them

  15. Teresa Hufty

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    What a nice act of kindness. Just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Linda Andrews

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful. Still more good people than bad

  17. Julie Drew

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Thank you for sharing. That’s beautiful

  18. Ellen Kelly

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    God sent you an angel!

  19. John Strangeman

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    A true Christian

  20. Gretell Webb

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    May GOD BLESS HIM!!

  21. Theresa Caruso

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    How awesome of this wonderful man !!!

  22. Charlotte Wood

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    God bless you both

  23. Corine Parrish

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Bless you both

  24. Lee McFate

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    God bless both of you!

  25. Jeniffer White

    October 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Awesome

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