Elderly man gives $ 20 dollars to a child he met at the supermarket: "I lost my nephew; take this money in his stead"
March 10, 2022
What would the world be without values such as kindness, empathy, solidarity or the desire to help other people in difficulty? All of these qualities are things that the average human being naturally has within themselves, but not everyone is able to externalize these in the proper way. However, life is also made up of karma: everything you do, for better or for worse, sooner or later comes back to you, and this includes gestures of kindness and empathy. And this is one thing that Alyssa Hacker knows very well. Alyssa is a mom from Arkansas, USA, who was an eyewitness to a moment of extreme tenderness between her son Owen and an elderly customer he met by chance at the supermarket...
While Alyssa was with her little son, Owen, at the local supermarket, she couldn't help but notice how attracted Owen was to the little toy dinosaurs. He badly wanted one and in the end, like any child, and not knowing how to choose between them, he took them all and put them in the shopping cart. At that moment, an elderly client had approached Owen and he started to play with Owen and the dinosaurs. Then the man pulled a $ 20 dollar bill out of his wallet and gave it to Owen's mother, with these touching words: "I just lost my 2 year old grandson last week. Take this money and buy your kid all the dinosaurs he wants." Then the elderly gentleman softly stroked the little boy's shoulders and walked away, with tears in his eyes.
Mom Alyssa was stunned and at the same time moved and touched - she couldn't believe what she had just experienced with her son in the supermarket: "These three toy dinosaurs have more meaning than I ever thought any toy could have. This memory will remain with us forever. It is really true that there is still some good people in this world!"
Alyssa couldn't help but take some pictures of the memorable moment that happened in the supermarket and posted them on her Facebook account, which then quickly went viral among her friends, relatives, acquaintances and various users; everyone was emotional, moved by the gesture of extraordinary kindness of this anonymous grandfather who, still mourning the loss of his grandson, gave a $ 20 dollar bill to little Owen.
Although these are simple, unexpected gestures, they will never be forgotten!