A local Nova Scotian story of Christmas spirit. Not my words. Read them anyway.
“While I was at the Superstore. The woman in front of me, with her 2 children, had a cart full of things, all yellow labels, no name brand, counting what she had in the cart. As the teller was ringing through her items, she kept taking things out and putting them on the side, and asking the teller not to ring some things through.The gentleman, ahead of her, was still packing his groceries on the other side when he noticed the same thing we all did … a single mother, on a budget, just trying to feed her kids.As she stood there counting her money, and watching the till the gentleman leaned over to the teller and said “Its OK, ring it all through, I’ll get it, and get those things on the side too” The woman, in disbelief, said “No its Ok, thank you but I cant let you pay for my things” He insisted though. He said his Christmas Bonus was bigger than he thought, he just wanted to share the wealth. As if that wasn’t enough, he also asked for a $200 gift card for her.As I stood there in complete awe, he gave me a little wink, as the woman came around and hugged him. All he said after that was “Merry Christmas, take care of those girls.”I hear about these things happening from time to time, but to actually witness it, warmed my heart. Its good to know there are genuine, kind hearted people out there. I hope this unknown man, has a wonderful Christmas, and that his family realize how blessed they are to have him. What a wonderful gift to a perfect stranger.”