Sometimes it seems we’re so consumed by the hustle and bustle of this world, that we forget to stop and think about the fact that the very reason we were put on this earth was to love and care for one another.
One Clarksdale, Mississippi, woman was reminded of this powerful truth while standing in line to pay for her groceries.
“My heart was warmed at Walmart during lunch,” Spring Herbison Bowlin wrote in a Facebook post on November 9th.
“This gentleman’s items were scanned and he was given the total. He looks apologetically back at me and starts taking handfuls of change out of his pockets. He miscounts and starts to get flustered. Gives me a muttered, ‘I’m so sorry.’ His hands and voice are shaking.”
“This beautiful cashier takes his hands and dumps all the change on the counter and says, ‘This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together.’ He continues to apologize to both of us as we reassure him it’s ok. They get his transaction handled and he shuffles away.”
Inspired by the beautiful exchange she’d just witnessed, Spring approached the register and thanked the cashier for her patience with that sweet man.
“She shakes her head and replies, ‘You shouldn’t have to thank me, baby. What’s wrong with our world is we’ve forgotten how to love one another.’”
Touched by the cashier’s kindness, Spring closed her post with one simple takeaway that we can all get on board with today: “I want to be more like her.”
You and me both, Spring. You and me both.
Kindness is contagious. May her experience serve as a reminder to us all, that there is so much power in being kind.