Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pay It Forward this Holiday Season!

We were at McDonald's for lunch. My kids and I along with my daughter's best friend and her mom. The kids were sitting next to us at a table of their own. We were almost finished eating our lunch when we saw a man, in his 50's we assume, walking towards us. He had his meal to go and was holding a $20 bill. I just assumed he was on his way by to go to the rest room and that was his change from paying for his food.

He walked over to your table and put the $20 on the table! He said that he thought our nice kids needed some extra money for their piggy banks and to split it evenly between them.

We told him that he didn't have to do that but he insisted! He wouldn't take no for an answer! We said THANKS SO MUCH. He told us to have a nice day, turned around and walked out the door!

WOW, we were so amazed. How often does that happen? It's nice to know that there are still nice people in the world. We also hope that he was in a situation where he could afford to give that money to our children.

My hubby and I have done similar things on occasion and I remember my parents doing things like that when we were growing up too. It's nice to help if you can, even if it's in the smallest way it makes a BIG difference to someone!

Now it's our turn to 'pay it forward' AGAIN sometime very soon!

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1 comment:

I Am Not Superwoman said...

Last week my husband was going through the Subway drive thru and the lady in front paid for his lunch. He called me at work to tell me and it made his day! In turn we did this and bought coffee for the car behind us the next day. It does feel great to pay it forward.