Ice Cream Kindness On Our Date Night
--by MakeSomeoneSmile, posted Nov 3, 2013
It was 119 degrees today where we live so we thought we would make our kindness act something cool.
After eating we went to an ice cream shop. As we paid for our ice cream we told the woman behind the counter that we were doing a random act of kindness and we would like to buy ice cream for the next person who came to the counter. We handed her the Smile Card to give them and told her how we would like to remain anonymous.
She read it and told us she thought what we were doing was awesome. She said she would do it and we sat down at the table near the counter. My daughter wanted to spy on our victims!
The cashier said she was so excited and couldn't wait for someone to come to the counter. We smiled and waited, enjoying our ice cream. About five minutes later the cashier quietly told us, "Oh, good! Someone's coming!"
The woman had two little kids and they put their ice cream bowls on the counter. As the woman reached for her wallet the cashier told her that someone wanted to, anonymously, buy her family's ice cream. She couldn't believe it. "Seriously?" she asked. It was awesome. Rachel and I pretended not to notice. It was great.
The cashier, in the spirit of remaining anonymous, came over to "wipe off our table," discreetly leaving our change without being seen. She was about as happy as we were about our random act of kindness.
We took a napkin and wrote a note to the cashier thanking her for helping us "tag" the others. We waited until she went to the back room and quickly placed the note, a nice tip, and a Smile Card on the counter by the register, quickly scurrying out before we were seen.
When we got home my daughter was very excited to tell her mom what we did. I love listening to her tell her version of how our kindness adventures go.
It was so much fun. The reactions of both the woman and the cashier made this one of our favorite tags. I love my date nights with my daughter more than anything in the world. I treasure every moment with her and seeing the world through her eyes is always fantastic for me. It is even more special that we share our Smile Card adventures together too. As I kissed her goodnight when she went to bed she told me how much she loves our date nights. I couldn't agree more!