I was in a small candy shop with my co-workers and we were talking as we were selecting a gift for our other colleague. The shopkeeper overheard us and asked, "Excuse me, ladies, you are teachers?" When we answered that yes, indeed, we were, he showed us a big paper box full of those chocolate advent calendars. There were approximately 40 of them. It was late January. "Look," he said, "I have these. They will expire in July so I won't be able to sell them so what if..." He grabbed the box and shoved it into my co-worker's arms, "What if I give them to you for the kids?" "You can't just give them to us!" we exclaimed. "Of course I can," he smiled. Not only did he make the kids happy with sweets, he also set a great example of kindness for them.