Anytime I hear of a random act of kindness it tends to restore my faith in mankind. When it i performed by a member of your family it also makes you feel incredibly proud.
Hope's oldest son was 3 when I first meet him. For several years he would spend very other weekend in my home and each summer. When he was 12 he moved in full time. So I would like to think I have influenced his upbringing. Knowing what I do about his father, plus the fact that both he and his brother have told their mother that they want to be the kind of father I have been leads me to believe that I have had considerable influence.
Yesterday Hope and Roy were in line at the grocery store and a young mother with two small children was trying to pay for her cart full of groceries. She swiped her debit card 4 times and each time it was rejected. She claimed she couldn't understand why as she had just deposited more than sufficient funds in the account.
Her care of groceries were moved to the side and she stepped to the front of the store and began talking on her cell phone. When Roy and Hope finished checking out he informed the cashier that he wanted to pay for the lady's groceries which came to $82 and change.
As he and his mother were leaving the store he hands the woman the receipt and tells her to have a nice day. Without waiting for a reply he leaves the store before she could even get off her cell phone.
When Hope told me about it later I could help but feel humbed and proud.