Peddling Christmas Kindness
I was in Target near Christmas and it was packed with shoppers. Everyone seemed to be agitated, probably due to the holiday struggle for purchases on little funds. A woman in front of me was using money she had gotten by returning gifts given to her to purchase a bike for her daughter. At some point on the way to the register, she had lost some of the loose cash in her pocket. She was devastated. All she wanted was to provide her daughter with a bike for Christmas. The clerk behind the register tried to pawn her off on to her manager as she couldn't pay for the bike. I intervened and asked if I could pay for the remainder of what she owed. The clerk didn't know what to say. I handed her cash without waiting for a reply. The woman turned around crying and hugged me. I didn't care what the bike cost. All I cared was that mother was able to bring that bike home to her little girl. I can make more money; I have it to share to help others. It makes all the difference in the world. No matter what situation anyone is in, kindness matters.