Made me smile all the way home

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

I had fin­ished shop­ping at Su­per­store on a re­cent Satur­day af­ter­noon and was ready to pay for my gro­ceries with my credit card.

To my sur­prise — and dis­may — the ter­mi­nal said my card was de­clined. The clerk tried it and got the same an­swer.

I looked at my card more closely and re­al­ized I had grabbed a dif­fer­ent card than I usu­ally used, although it still should have been valid.

But I knew I had an­other card a few min- utes away and asked if I could go and get it. The clerk said I could fin­ish bag­ging my gro­ceries first, and when I was ready I turned around to tell the clerk I was go­ing out to get my card. To my huge sur­prise she told me, “Your gro­ceries are paid for!”

I was as­tounded that a very kind woman wait­ing next in line had pulled out her credit card and cov­ered my bill of al­most $60!

I was al­most speech­less and strug­gled for words to ex­press my ap­pre­ci­a­tion but thanked her as warmly as I could. I’m a se­nior cit­i­zen, and this was a big­ger or­der than I usu­ally have. I smiled all the way home and just think­ing about it, I feel so blessed that some­one should do this for me.

It was cer­tainly an out­stand­ing Random Act of Kind­ness!

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