Stories of Kindness from Around the World

An Angel In The Check-out Line

--by kellyg724, posted Oct 14, 2014
It was a busy day at the grocery store and two young ladies were in line behind me with birthday balloons. 

They appeared to be stressed and in a hurry so I asked if they wanted to go ahead of me. They were very appreciative.  

I asked what the balloons were for and one girl said they were for her nephew's second birthday.  She said it was a difficult day for her with lots of family drama and that her nephew had a twin and something bad happened to the baby at birth.  I noticed she had a small heart shaped tattoo on her neck with the a date in it. The date was exactly two years ago. So, I knew it had to be a significant day. 

They were chatting together about their rush to get ready for the party, all the things left to do, and how nobody offered to help pay for the balloons. So, I knew times were tough for them financially as well as emotionally. I told the cashier to add the balloons to my purchases. The girls refused at first but I insisted.  I said, "You tell your sweet nephew that there are still nice people left in this world."  

They thanked me over and over and the cashier got teary-eyed, saying there was an angel in her line today.  

That little act of kindness made everyone who saw it feel good - but it made me feel the best of all!
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Readers Comments

iman wrote: Realy nice::))
wavingatyou wrote: Balloon happy :)
michelelpurcel wrote: Your wings were showing that day! Making a wonderful memory with those girls.
Cheryl Rouleau wrote: What can seem like a small thing to you make a huge difference in someone's life. Thank you for your kindness.
Zette wrote: How beautiful that you were so attentive at that moment. Thanks for sharing this happiness with me too. :)
elza wrote: Wow that was special of you. Amazing!
sandyremillard wrote: Your timing was perrrrfect! Bless you. :}
paaslamdr wrote: Makes me teary eyed
sethu wrote: Glad to hear what you did.
danaseas wrote: That made my day fill with love!

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