Parking Lot Samaritan
--by joesmith, posted Sep 17, 2013
As I pulled my car keys from my coat pocket, my daughter pointed out, "Something just flew under the car." Remembering that I had placed my debit card and ID in my pocket so I could access them easily in the checkout line, I knew exactly what had flown under our car.
I crouched down to see them. My debit card and ID were wedged behind my tire, almost out of sight. Another woman in the parking lot saw my struggle, walked over to me, and asked if she could help.
Without even waiting for me to answer, she said, "I see them!"
Then, she got down on her knees and fished my cards from behind the tire of my car. As she handed them to me she remarked, "Oh, you don't want to loose these."
As I watched her as she walked away, I thought about the wonderfully kind people I had encountered over the previous two hours. I remembered with particular fondness the woman who started it all when she held the door open for the man behind her and inspired both him and me to pay the good will forward.