Via Reddit— just being yourself and kind to others can pay off when you least expect it…We don’t do things for others expecting reward, we do them because it’s the right thing to do…
I work at a grocery store and we have regular customers come in and out every day. There are a handful that I talk to on the regular, the kind of people I go out of my way to say hello to. It’s usually small talk and things going on during that particular time of year.
I had mentioned that I got engaged a few weeks ago to this particular woman that comes in to our store regularly. This morning on my opening shift, she came in at around 7:20AM. We chatted briefly, I told her I might be moving into an apartment soon with my my fiancée. “What’s her name?” “It’s ________” She asked for the correct spelling and said that her daughter had the same name etc. We spoke until the next customers arrived and she was off. 10 mins go by and she came by again. “It’s just a little something, congratulations! You’ve always been so nice and I wanted to get you guys something.”
I opened up the card after she left. It was an engagement card with a $50 bill inside. I was shocked. I was grateful but at the same time, I didn’t know how to feel. I also felt a little guilty taking it.
After a couple of minutes, I thought about how weird it was. I couldn’t get the smile off my face, a random person that I had a work relationship with just dropped $50 to me. It was such kind gesture that I’m not used to seeing, especially where I work! She made my day!