It’s beautiful when we experience unexpected kindness from strangers. It’s these small acts of love that the giver knows won’t be repaid, that leave a lasting impact in all hearts involved.
While shopping with her Granddaughter for her 90th birthday cake, this sweet Grandma ended up with a birthday present from a stranger, and her granddaughter took a picture and shared the following story:
“Today (1/4/17) was Gramma’s 90th birthday. I was in the Athens, Ohio, store this afternoon buying a cake for her and talking with the friendly cashier. He asked about the cake, and when I told him about Gramma, he exclaimed, ‘Wait right here just a minute please!’ and walked away. He came back a minute later with a rose he’d purchased at the flower stand and asked me to give it to her to help her celebrate.
Instead I asked him to give it to her because she was there with me, and I snapped this picture! The young man, Wes, went above and beyond, and his act of kindness really made Gramma’s day. I hope this message gets to you, and I hope someone at corporate recognizes him for this! It was just too sweet.”
Sometimes small acts of kindness and thoughtfulness mean so much to people. While many of us walk around somewhat guarded emotionally each day, it’s moving to see open and pure hearts express love without shyness or fear.
If you see a sweet opportunity to share some kindness this week, consider giving it a try, no matter how small it may be. Even the smallest kind gesture can leave a lasting memory in the heart.
What do you think of the young man’s gesture?
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You Are Loved.