Monday, December 14, 2009

Yes, Virginia

I am having one of those days when I need to remind myself that good people abound in this world - and they do.

Example: A gentleman came into the store where I work the other day to pick up a prescription for his wife. He paid for the prescription with a gift card after making sure, several times, that you could pay for prescriptions with a gift card. I reassured him several times that the cards were as good as money. He was delighted.

A while later, he was at the register again, this time with diabetic test supplies. He wanted to know if he could pay for them with a gift card and, once again, I told him that of course he could. He was just so pleased. I commented on what a lovely day he seemed to be having.

He told me that he had just quit his job of 9 years to take care of his wife, who is ill. He then proceeded to tell me about the company Christmas party where his boss had given all of the employees $50.00 gift card. I said that I thought that was very nice. He sort of laughed and told me that what was VERY nice was that 9 of his co-workers had proceeded to give their gift cards to him.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.


Sayre said...

Now THAT'S beautiful! Good on them for their generosity - and on you for being so patient with him.

Junebug said...


Pamela said...

sounds like nine santas in this story. Humbling.

Julie said...

Oh, that is touching! It is so nice to read something like this. Thank you so much for sharing. I wish more people were this way.

wolfbaby said...

it's moments like that that we hold close!

janet said...

It's not often you hear of stories like that anymore! Thanks for sharing!

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