The store clerk quickly rang up our items and seemed sheepish when I handed her my phone that had our Marsh card number stored in it. She punched in our numbers but when I went to go swipe my debit card she asked me to stop. My wife and I, confused, looked at her and asked why. She informed us that she was told that all of our groceries where taken care of and to have a good evening.
We immediately stated that that was not necessary and we are thankful but we got it. She then looked at the lady behind us in line with a look of “what do I do?”
I turned to her and she stated that she had to take care of our bill. We again, directed toward her this time, stated that we were very grateful but it was not necessary and that we would purchase the groceries. She did not take no for an answer.
The reason I felt the need to write this so others could know this story is that with all the bad news stories that are out there, with all the corruption in the world, with all the things we read or see about people just plain hating others … there is still good out there.
This single, yet significant, act of kindness proves that all is not lost when it comes to the good hearts of Americans. I did, hesitantly, get a name when I shook her hand even though I wanted to give her a big hug.
Thank you, Alexis! We will be paying this gracious act forward. Bless You!
Humbled Army Family,
Nicholas & Jennifer Wall