Vaughn Fish, a kind and warm-hearted 10-year-old, decided that instead of saving for a vacation, he was going to buy his favorite gas attendant a much needed bicycle.
Each time Vaughn and his family visited the gas station, he would have an enjoyable conversation with the gas attendant Tony. When Vaughn was battling sickness, Tony could always find a way to make him smile and laugh. Vaughn decided that he wanted to do something nice for his friend, and Vaughn’s mother, Mandy, was so proud of her son’s kind heart, that she took a picture and shared the following story:
“Above all things I regard kindness of heart, and over the years I’ve tried to live like that and teach my child to do the same.
About 2 months ago we met a wonderful man named Tony at the Caltex by the fire station. Vaughn was very sick, and within moments the attendant had him laughing and smiling.
Since then we regularly visit the station and Vaughn eagerly looks out for his new friend. Tony always takes the time to talk to Vaughn about the various bikes we haul to Giba and back and listens so obligingly to him as he chatters away.
So when Tony asked us to looks out for a reasonably priced bike for him Vaughn promised to find him one.
Vaughn has been collecting all the silver money around the house for months, saving for a “holiday” for us. One night he came to me and asked if I really wanted a holiday and upon asking why he said he would rather put his savings towards helping Tony get his bike. ❤️
And so today, we cracked open the piggy bank and took all the silvers to Game where he bought his friend a bicycle.
Our children make us proud on so many occasions but today my heart and his is so full of the joy at the kind man’s face as he, rather stunned accepted his gift from this 10-year-old-boy.
‘Prawn Fish’ it will be years until your mom allows you on Facebook but when you do see this post, know that today of all your days on this planet so far my heart is the fullest and most proud of you it’s ever been. Keep being kind, and generous, with your time and money and remember bringing joy to others can bring just as much joy to yourself.”
After hearing about Vaughn’s act of kindness, the retail store which sold Vaughn the bike, GAME, decided to add a little kindness of their own to the equation:
Now the two friends will be able to ride together on their bikes of kindness.
Vaughn’s selfless act of kindness of using his own savings to help a new friend is one that deserves to be recognized.
If you have a favorite employee at a store you frequently visit, consider bringing them a small gift card, a coffee, or even some homemade cookies the next time you go to see them. Showing kindness makes the world a better place, and spreads love to all involved.
Have a beautiful day.
You are Loved.