Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Vet Client Overhears Receptionist in Conversation With a Struggling Elderly Lady


--by KiwiCat, posted May 21, 2017
This doggy girl was off to the vet this morning for her annual check up and vaccinations. We are still scraping by financially, as my husband has been out of work for the last six months.

As I was waiting, I heard the receptionist talking on the phone to an elderly client who's elderly dog had collapsed. She had no transport, so the vet said she would do a home visit after lunch. The lady must have been concerned about the cost because the receptionist said a home visit would cost as much as a clinic visit for her (usually it costs way more than a clinic visit, so I knew the lady must be struggling a bit)

Our dog was her usual nut crazy. Dashing around so the vet couldn't examine her, sitting by the door like she had just had a torturous event, snatched the treats from the vet's hand. But it was done!

On the way out as we were paying, the receptionist asked '"Is this all for today?" Meaning did I want toys, treats etc. I asked what the standard clinic consultation charge was, and she said $55, thinking I was querying my bill. I paid for Roux's treatment. Then I said that we have been blessed by kindness lately, and our family would pay the elderly lady's consultation fee. The receptionist had tears in her eyes as she handed me the receipt. It means juggling our finances a bit, but I hope it helps an old lady.

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Readers Comments

alisamom wrote: Jsut saw this featured on the KS FB page - what a wonderful story you are such a hero. Thank you so much for doing this <3
horsegirl21 wrote: bless you kiwicat, and hello there beautiful Roux!
lt33 wrote: That was very nice of you to help that elderly lady out with her bill especially when guys are struggling with yourself with your finances 💕💜
Mish wrote: What a truly Kind & loving thing to do for her!! Bless you ❤️
splain wrote: And I now have tears in my eyes. So beautiful.
kjoyw wrote: Oh, sweet Roux and kind YOU! What a great duo!
1sher wrote: Gorgeous roux and gorgeous mama~you are lovely~
autumnsky38 wrote: Aww Kiwi-bless you for that!! And your doggie is beautiful btw!!
savraj wrote: Bless you and dear Roux too!!!!
mindyjourney wrote: Thank you for being sensitive to the elder woman's financial challenges and taking on the cost of the vet's visit. Look at that sweet Roux! ❤️ 🐶

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