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Thanksgiving Memories

My daughter, 3-year-old granddaughter, and I were grocery shopping yesterday. A man and several young boys started to walk past my granddaughter and I. The man stopped and asked if he could tell me about his son. Of course I said yes and he proceeded to tell me his son suffered from brain cancer for 7 months and passed away last year. He said there was a little story about his son in the envelope and handed it to me. The front of the envelope said "Happy Thanksgiving, in loving memory of Seth Wood" The group of boys shared sentiments of hoping the envelope would help me have a little happier Thanksgiving. As we were walking around the store, I opened the envelope to see a story about this young man who had passed away much too soon; he would have been 18-years-old this month. The envelope contained cash, as well. I was so broken by this story! When I found two of the young boys near the register, I asked if they were this young man's brother and one said he was. I told him how sorry i was about his brother passing away and hugged and thanked them. I have never had an experience like this before, but if everyone was just a little nicer to others, smiled at others, or even stopped to chat with others, it would makeall of us feel so much better! I hope this family has the greatest holidays and they know that Seth is smiling down on them every day.

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