Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Simple Juice Box

--by serenebeauty, posted Sep 22, 2021
     After two years of online learning, I started middle school in person a few weeks ago. Since there was a big gap of online school, the middle school decided to give free lunches to all students.

Of course, you could choose whether you wanted to take a meal from home or eat the school's meal. I chose to take something from home, while some of my friends chose to have lunch from school. No matter if you had lunch from home or school, everyone knew that the school's juices that came with the lunch were amazing.

Almost half the entire school would just get the box of juice, including my friends and me.

     Today, like every day at lunch, my friends and I were waiting in line to get our juice. When we got to the front of the line and asked for the juices, the cashier said each juice is seventy-five cents.

We were surprised because we had gotten juices many times before this. Hearing this I ran to my backpack to get some money.

I thought my friends would do the same but, they were just standing there looking disappointed. I asked them what happened and they said none of them had any money.

As I looked at their faces, something in me kicked in. I felt like it was my mission to get them the juices. I immediately ran back to the lunch line and paid for the juices. When I returned to them with the juices, they were so happy. We all drank our boxes of juice while laughing away. The feeling I felt there at that moment was better than any juice.
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1sher wrote: Nice work middle schooler! - my son has shared some cafeteria stories from middle school too- but your is way better!
Mish wrote: ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™
bluebuddha wrote: Great to read this. A little kindness goes a long way in sowing seeds of love in a friendship.
SissyLee wrote: Beautiful.
mindyjourney wrote: Thank you for sharing what you had to ensure friendโ€™s were all able to enjoy a juice ๐Ÿงƒ ๐Ÿ’•!

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