Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Kind Words At Walmart

--by bhappy, posted Aug 11, 2007
While I was at  Walmart with my mom, a very young mother came in strolling her little girl.  The little girl  had been severely burned.  Most people stared, whispered or looked away quickly as the young mother tried not to pay attention.

My mom bent down to the little girl in the stroller and said  "what a beautiful dress you are wearing" and touched the frilly little dress. 

You should have seen the young mother.   She was so proud and was beaming with a huge smile.   We walked away, as she said, "thank you so much" to my mom with her full heart.
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katlampi wrote: This is very sweet! Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman!
Caratyzna wrote: My brother-in-law has Downs syndrome. I'm old enough that people think he is mine when we go out, and I can't imagine how much the stares and whispers must hurt. And some of the questions that you get are downright rude. He doesn't notice it yet, but he will when he gets older. I bet that little girl notices already, and that extra step to make both of them feel more normal is about the best present you could give.
goodnessflipper wrote: That really brought tears to my eyes! Your mother is SO kind! That was so nice of her and that little girl will probably remember that for the rest of her life! A life changing moment!
astrocrazy2005 wrote: dats so sweet of ur mom:)
loads of love and hugs...
afriendlysmile wrote: Hi bhappy
What a wonderful caring mum you have ,to see the best in a situation is such a beautiful gift.

Thank you for sharing your story.
Love and smiles,
brighteyes wrote: bhappy-
Such a caring and kind gesture from your Mom brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart. (gifted 4 smiles)
Your Mom is my Kindness Hero of the day! Please let her know and give her an extra bear hug for me, OK?
Thanks so much for sharing as I needed a lift this AM and got it too (ha!)
Smiles from Brighteyes ;)
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: What a great gesture that I'm sure meant the world to both of them!

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