This morning, I stopped at Walmart for some random office supplies. For some reason, I asked for cash back when I checked out. I never carry cash.
In the parking lot, a lady stopped me to ask if I had any money.
Apparently her ex-husband didn’t show up to get the kids. He had promised her he would show up this time, and this time her would give her a little money.
She had been stuck in their cold car, out of gas, with her children… for hour. She had driven thirty minutes to meet her ex-husband, on the last bit of gas she had.
Without hesitation, and before she could even finish her story, I handed her my twenty dollar bill. She began sobbing and gave me a hug.
Thank you for not making me feel like a bad person. Everyone in this parking lot has made me feel like a bad person. Some people just ignored me, and other people told me to get a job. I didn’t know what else to do.
Help a stranger today. It’s not just good for them. It’s good for you.