Friday, July 4, 2008

For His Presidental Campaign

I thought this story was appropriate to share today. Hope you have a safe and wonderful 4th of July ~

Not too long ago, Lola...again blogged about a random act of kindness that she had experienced and still thinks of. After reading her post, it reminded me of an experience I had, not once, but twice, approximately two years apart, in the same store, by the same person!

I was in Wal-Mart with Henry. He was just a wee fella at the time ... when an older man approached us and began to chat. Henry being my first born I was still getting used to strangers 'checking out' my kiddo. I was kind but reserved. The next thing I know, the gentleman begins to reach in his pocket as he is saying "I want to give you something ... " You can imagine what was going through my mind. He brings out his wallet. I begin to panic. I can't take money from this man! And then the panic subsides when he hands me a two dollar bill "For your presidential campaign son ... grow up and help make the world better place." WOW. I was speechless.


Fast forward approximately two years. I'm back at Wal-Mart (imagine that) with just John (how did I manage that one?). Just a wee thing himself. The story repeats itself ... except this time no panic.

Note: This is a money body double ... originals were to valuable to hand to a 4 year old. hehe

Amazingly enough, I think I only saw that gentleman maybe 2 or 3 times after I originally met him, until he approached me again with John.

Such a small token of generosity and a lot of faith in the littlest of people - I have each of the boys $2 bills tucked away in our safe deposit box with the date of receipt and what was instructed written on the top ... just in case.

8 comments:

Paige said...

Oh, that's sweet. I love stories like that! Happy 4th to you!

Lola said...

I LOVE that story! Thanks for that "Warm Fuzzy"!

Lil D said...

Stories like that warm your heart - and are much more interesting than my $2. I got it in my change and tried to use it in a postage stamp vending machine. It was only when I was complaining to my husband that the machine wouldn't take my money, that I found out that they're not that easy to come by.

Still, I'm not allowed to run for president...

periwinkle said...

what a nice story,
lisa x

jamie in rose cottage said...

Neat story!

randomrevelations said...

What a sweet and priceless story!

Em said...

Wow, that is so cool! What a wonderful story! I bet this man loved doing that for other people!

Rachel said...

Wow, so cool. I love knowing that there are kind, proactive people like that in the world. In Walmart, no less!