Pay­ing it for­ward

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

THANK you to the gen­tle­man who, after buy­ing ice cream for him­self and the lady he was with at the Half Moon Drive-In in Lockport, turned around and handed me some­thing. I looked down and re­al­ized it was two $5 bills. He said, “Here, buy your kid an ice cream.” That is ex­actly what we did! Both my son and I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the ges­ture of kind­ness. I par­tic­u­larly ap­pre­ci­ate the learn­ing op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss with my five-yearold son the idea of pay­ing it for­ward. We talked about what pay­ing it for­ward means the whole ride home. After our dis­cus­sion, we de­cided it will be up to my son to de­cide how and when to pay it for­ward with a ran­dom act of kind­ness. I look for­ward to see­ing what he thinks of. Thank you again for the kind ges­ture, and the ice cream.

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