Stories of Kindness from Around the World

My Best Smile Card Response Yet!

--by iferlamb, posted Nov 16, 2010

This weekend I went grocery shopping. The cashier I chose was talking to the ladies in front of me and then something they were talking about reminded her about sending relief for a co-worker. 

She quickly took care of that and called the person to tell them help was on the way.

When it was my turn to checkout she chatted with me too. I had prepared a little Smile Card package that I normally use in drive-throughs before coming inside the store just in case I found someone to share it with. 

Well I knew she was the one. I could tell she really cared about people. When we were all done with my transaction I said, "This is for you," and handed her the items. 

She looked at it and said, "Thank you!  I really needed this today!" Then her eyes filled with tears and she gave me a hug! I told her, "Now, you can't cry cause I'll cry and that'll just be a big mess." 

She laughed and we both went about our day. My heart was so full after sharing a smile with her!

It may not seem like much but the value in a small act of kindness can sometimes be priceless!


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moral12 wrote: When Mom was working retail, she could have used a moment like this! Thanks for taking the time to make THIS lady smile. :)
HEBEL wrote: That was very kind, but why would you do that. Why would you make card packages for random people.
luv4all wrote: That was so nice. We just do something small but get to know it was so much needed, we became an instrument to spread luv n care, thats so fulfilling indeed.

Great idea of carrying smile cards, i shall start doing so too.
cabbage wrote: What a fantastic story! You are obviously prepared to spread smiles everywhere--
Thank you for the inspiration and the idea of a "smile basket". I'll have to start putting some together.
SANTA CLAUS wrote: Why do u keep those pkgs. With you?

Otherwise cool story
trueblue wrote: What a sweet made her day!! ...i love your story :-)
trueblue wrote: What a sweet made her day!! ...i love your story :-)
Amylee1111 wrote: AWESOME! I'm going to try that too!
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: Tears of joy and hugs...yep, that's a great one! :)
unknown wrote: So beautiful ... you were planted so much for her at that moment :) fabulous lambie :)

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