The Disbelieving Recipient
--by buzanmarie, posted Jul 2, 2015
There was a little girl (about 6 years old) in there holding a large colorful toy. She asked her dad to buy it for her. It was only $5.00 but he told her no because he couldn't afford it. She looked so disappointed but accepted his decision graciously.
When her father went to the other end of the shop to look at something, I asked if he would have any objection to me buying the toy and giving it to his child.
He looked stunned for a minute or two but eventually gave me his blessing to do so.
I bought the toy for just $4.00 and gave it to the disbelieving recipient. I left before I could see the delighted expressions on their faces but walked out of the shop to a chorus of heart felt thanks from the Dad, the Mum, the child and even the shop keeper!