Kindness at grocery checkout makes man cry

Editor:

I wanted to share this warm and good citizen story with you.

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This past week my mom and dad were shopping at the Safeway at Scott Road and 72nd Avenue. My mom was standing with my dad at the cashier as he was loading his groceries onto the runner to have them scanned by the cashier. My mom has dementia and had a teddy bear with her in her arms.

A woman standing behind them in line took the time to talk to my mom and acknowledge her teddy bear she was holding and showed interest in my mom. Then this woman noticed my dad was unloading the groceries from the runner back into the buggy.

She asked him what he was doing. My dad forgot his wallet at home and had to put the groceries back to drive home to get his wallet. The woman said she wanted to pay for their groceries.

My dad declined her offer but she said she wanted to do so and said, "Merry Christmas."

The groceries were approximately $60. My dad started to cry as he was in disbelief that there were people like this woman around who care and took the time to pay attention.

He was truly grateful and wished he got her name. We need more citizens like this woman in the world to make our days brighter.

I wanted to share as this is how to "pay it forward."

Cheryl Trampleasure

 

 

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