The Crying Child at the Supermarket
--by mindyjourney, posted Dec 6, 2021
“May I give her this? Maybe it will help dry those tears?” I asked her mom, holding out a paper poppy that I had just received after making a donation to the veteran’s display near the grocery store exit.
The beleaguered mom nodded a yes -- while putting her groceries in the car.
The little girl’s tears stopped briefly as she accepted the poppy, but resumed soon after.
Then, my great-niece Elise, who had just gotten 2 small toys from the lobby vending machine, announced, “I’m going to give her this! Ok?” and she held up something stuffed into a plastic ball.
Seems that’s exactly what the child needed to completely dry her tears and make us all smile! 😊