Every once in a while something happens that renews your faith in the kindness of others. Today, we experienced one such event.
While running errands today at the grocery store we realized at the worst moment in the checkout line that we had brought the wrong bank card. As often happens, we had gone specifically to pick up a couple of items, including some shrimp scampi that Chuck had his heart set on. We realized we had brought the wrong bank card just as the cashier finished ringing our items and impatiently waited for us to get our act together while we were holding up the line behind us. We decided to put a couple of items back which were most expensive, namely, Chuck’s shrimp scampi. I could sense Chuck’s disappointment as we finished checking out and began heading towards the car.
As we crossed the parking lot, the gentleman who was behind us in line tapped Chuck on the shoulder and handed us the box of shrimp! He said that he had been in a similar situation before and someone had done the same for him and he wanted to pass on the goodwill. Needless to say, his act of kindness made our day.
These are the moments in your life that remind you that the world is full of magnanimity.