2-Liter Sodas, $2 and a 2-Year-Old
--by rnteach, posted Apr 16, 2018
As I walked out, I saw that they walked out also, nothing in hand, although I saw them with two liter-pepsi's at the counter. "Excuse me," I said, "were you short?" "Yeah, forgot our card at home, but there's no worry." The younger man then showed me his tattoo of the little girl: "See, that's my sister, I take care of her."
The older man grinned his toothy grin, "We love her." I handed them $2. "Nah, nah, it's okay, we going be okay." I insisted. Yes, I'm on a tough budget, and the big gulp was a treat, but... "Enjoy your pepsi," I said as I drove away. Looking back in my rear-view mirror, I saw the younger man talking to the little girl. She waved to me.
Interesting...I stopped by the same 7-11 a week later, and there they were! The toothless man, pulled the little girl out, yes, hair still matted and face dirty...."Cassie...say hello to this nice lady." And now, I try to make excuses every day just to see them and give "Cassie" a little treat. And, yes, it wasn't really about the $2, although that, at this point, is a huge treat for me!