A Heart-Warming Gift

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Some five years ago, there was a visually impaired man wandering in front of a laundry shop. There was a notice of “Temporarily closed” on the door.

I said “Looks like the shop isn’t opening today.”

And I thought about leaving him there but there was just something inside me that insisted on offering him a ride home.

Then he said, “I have somewhere I need to go, so could you please take me there instead?”

It was a supermarket only a short 5 minute drive away so I said yes.

When we got to the supermarket, he said, “Could you help me shop here?”

I didn’t have much to do that day so… why not? I decided to help him out.

“Please choose some sweets at around $10 for a gift for my friend,” he said.

Thinking about the price and explaining what these sweets were, we shopped together. After paying at the cashier, he handed the plastic bag with the sweets to me.

“Thank you so much dear. This is a gift for you,” he said, “It was my first time to being helped like this around here.”

I reckon he was happy then but also it was my first time being given such a heart-warming gift.

(photo courtesy of Carolannefreeling/Dreamstime.com)

About Erin Torres

I’m Erin Torres, a dentist but occasionally volunteers as a nurse. Long story short, I’m a science person and I expect statistical proof whenever possible to convince me and most things. But as I continue to mature, I’ve become more and more impressed by the frequency of statistically highly improbable events. In their very improbability, I began to see the fingerprints of God. God bless and have a nice day everyone!

About Erin Torres

I’m Erin Torres, a dentist but occasionally volunteers as a nurse. Long story short, I’m a science person and I expect statistical proof whenever possible to convince me and most things. But as I continue to mature, I’ve become more and more impressed by the frequency of statistically highly improbable events. In their very improbability, I began to see the fingerprints of God. God bless and have a nice day everyone!

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